Find your next job fast at the Jan. 28 Virtual Career Fair. Register now.
Education

Our New Parents and the Public Blog

By Michele Molnar — March 05, 2012 1 min read

Welcome to Education Week‘s blog on parent engagement! My name is Michele Molnar, and I’m excited to be your blogger at K-12 Parents & the Public, which is being relaunched after some time on hiatus.

As a veteran journalist, I’ve covered education on both the local and the national levels. Personally, I’m also a huge fan of public education—it helped me become the first member of my family to get a college degree. I also take great pride in being the mother of two sons who attended public schools, first in San Diego, then in Rockville, Md., where public education successfully launched their college careers.

For years, I enjoyed being a frequent volunteer at my sons’ schools, and was a community activist, too, co-founding an anti-bullying coalition that worked with local principals to increase awareness about the issue.

With that introduction, it’s easy to see why I’m delighted to be bringing you news and ideas about how public schools are enlisting parents’ help. We’ll talk about the many ways parents are weighing in on their children’s public education—and the impact that has on administrators and policymakers whose mission is to educate children, while balancing the needs and demands of parents.

Some of my earliest blogs will include stories about how a Connecticut organization is empowering parents, what drives effective school, family and community partnerships, and what’s happening in the way of state-level legislation and initiatives on the parent-engagement front .

I would love to hear from you. Please share your opinions, story ideas about what’s happening in your community, and whatever else you think I should know about this huge and evolving topic.

You can email me at mmolnar@epe.org, and follow this blog on Twitter, @ParentAndPublic.

A version of this news article first appeared in the K-12 Parents and the Public blog.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
How to Make Learning More Interactive From Anywhere
Join experts from Samsung and Boxlight to learn how to make learning more interactive from anywhere.
Content provided by Samsung
Teaching Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: How Educators Can Respond to a Post-Truth Era
How do educators break through the noise of disinformation to teach lessons grounded in objective truth? Join to find out.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
The 4 Biggest Challenges of MTSS During Remote Learning: How Districts Are Adapting
Leaders share ways they have overcome the biggest obstacles of adapting a MTSS or RTI framework in a hybrid or remote learning environment.
Content provided by Panorama Education

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Superintendent, Dublin Unified School District
Dublin, California (US)
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
Superintendent, Dublin Unified School District
Dublin, California (US)
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Larkspur, California
Tamalpais Union High School District
Special Education Teachers
Lancaster, PA, US
Lancaster Lebanon IU 13

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: January 13, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: December 9, 2020
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read