Parent Involvement

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Kimora Gantt, 8, right, does homework while Jason Gantt, 5, gets his head shaved by his father, Bobby Gantt. After struggling with homelessness, the family has found stability in a home they rent through the housing authority in Tacoma, Wash.
—Ian C. Bates for Education Week

K-12, Housing Partner to Aid Homeless Students

A partnership between a Tacoma, Wash., elementary school and the local housing authority shows promise for driving down high rates of student mobility. (December 9, 2014)

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

12/12 06:19 pm | School Information Design Winners Aim to Simplify Accountability Data for Parents | The Foundation for Excellence in Education announced the winners of its competition that asked designers to create parent-friendly school accountability report cards.

Charters & Choice Blog

12/19 04:30 pm | Charters & Choice News Roundup: Are Big Changes Coming to Ohio? | On this week's school choice news roundup: why Ohio's Governor is pledging to retool the state's charter school law, and what it's like "inside" ...

On-Demand Webinars

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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A partnership between a Tacoma, Wash., elementary school and the local housing authority shows promise for driving down high rates of student mobility.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
The nearly 4 million K-12 students who have at least one undocumented parent stand to benefit from the president’s executive action.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Arts represent a vital piece of the K-12 education experience, Jean Hendrickson writes.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
The unique school governance model that gave local parent-majority boards power to hire and fire principals has had some of its authority diluted over the years.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Jane Ching Fung offers teachers advice on how to talk to families about what the Common Core State Standards mean for their children.
September 23, 2014 - Teacher
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Donald E. Heller, the dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, explains why he reluctantly supported his daughter’s decision to drop out of high school.
June 27, 2014 - Education Week
H. Richard Milner's search for a high-quality, diverse preschool for his daughters revealed early-education inequities.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week