Parent Involvement

The latest news about parent involvement in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Eriselda Hernandez, right, reads with Fernanda Arana, 6, before school begins at Washington Elementary School in San Jose, Calif.
—Preston Gannaway/GRAIN for Education Week

Home-School Connections Help ELLs and Their Parents

English-language learners whose parents actively support their learning are more successful in learning English and in achieving at school, so how can schools do a better job of building relationships with families that usually speak languages other than English? (May 11, 2016)

Spotlight on Parent and Community Involvement

Research indicates that students benefit when their parents are engaged in their learning and schools.

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K-12, Parents, and the Public Blog

08/11 10:01 am | Vouchers Key for Student Success, Says New 'Never Trump' Candidate | "I see it as a way for children that are growing up in low-income families or in families that are below the poverty line to have a chance," Evan McMullin said in an ...

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08/25 06:15 pm | Group Behind Vergara Lawsuit Targets School Choice Limitations in Connecticut | The lawsuit argues the state's cap on charter schools, a moratorium on new magnet schools, and policies discouraging student transfers among school districts are all ...

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Bringing the Community to Schools
The SUN Community School model was discussed during this webinar, with a focus on how it supports students and families.

Engaging Parents in Schools and Student Learning
In this webinar, our guests discussed why parent engagement matters, and offered practices that schools can use to create systems that support family and community engagement.

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The District of Columbia school system wants to help close an "enrichment gap" by paying for students to travel internationally before they graduate.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
One of Florida's main school testing mandates, established by former Gov. Jeb Bush, came under fire during an emotional three-hour long court hearing in Leon County.
August 13, 2016 – AP
They call themselves the recess moms, and they won't stop until every elementary student in Florida has the right to play in school.
August 10, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
A year after state lawmakers moved to break up the nation’s fifth-largest school district, a new plan instead would reorganize and decentralize it.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
A new study done by the Government Accountability Office lands amid fresh calls to address the share of schools that are both economically and racially segregated.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
English-language learners whose parents actively support their learning are more successful in learning English and in achieving at school, so how can schools do a better job of building relationships with families that usually speak languages other than English?
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Education policy should not prescribe children's access to institutions at the expense of their personal development, capabilities, or happiness, writes Kimberlee Everson.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 20, 2016 – Education Week

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