Spotlight on Parent and Community Engagement

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Parent and Community Engagement

The Education Week Spotlight on Parent and Community Engagement is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How home-school connections are helping ELLs and their parents
  • Expanded parental and community engagement under ESSA
  • Providing parents with actionable information to support student learning
  • Enlisting parents to bridge cultural barriers in schools

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

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

Town hall meetings, online surveys, and task forces aim to hear what the public thinks about the Every Student Succeeds Act as the NCLB law's successor rolls out.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week

Advocates for parent and community engagement see a chance to expand on their impact under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

Newer efforts to bring families of minority students into the classroom are eye-opening for both parents and teachers.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week

Parents long for ways to help their children succeed. Two interventions show the power of providing parents with timely and actionable information to support student learning.
October 26, 2016 - EdTech Researcher

What Communication Apps Got Wrong About Parent Engagement
The following guest post was written by Vlada Lotkina Educators know that family support is vital to a student's success. Studies show a strong and powerful correlation between parent involvement and their child's GPA, graduation rate, test scores, and social skills. Teachers themselves rate family support in education as the most important factor in a student's success, ahead of their own teaching skill, according to our recent survey. To create effective family support in education, parents and teachers need trust and a real person-to-person connection. Unfortunately, most of the purpose-built communication tools that have recently emerged do not enhance...
September 15, 2016 - Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12

Parenting as a Teacher, Teaching as a Parent
My oldest child is now the same age as my students. I'm taking stock of how each role - teacher and parent - has helped me in the other.
June 12, 2016 - Capturing the Spark: Energizing Teaching and Schools

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