Spotlight on Parent and Community Involvement

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Parent and Community Involvement


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

  • How district leaders are engaging parent and community members
  • Using digital tools and social media to connect with parents at home
  • Reaching the parents of English-language learners
  • Involving parents in school policy reforms
  • Maintaining communication with parents to ensure strong school safety
  • Introducing parents to the Common Core State Standards

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Parent groups will be on the ground floor as an elementary school principal vaults to the helm of San Diego's school system.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

A number of national school organizations are trying to introduce parents to the common-core standards through written materials, videos, public service announcements, and in-person presentations.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week

Frustrated with the way her daughter's school was run, Michele Brooks set out to be part of the solution.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

Through Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and text messages, districts are giving parents news and information about their children's schools.
November 7, 2012 – Education Week

Communicating with parents is proving to be a big challenge for districts facing immigrant influxes for the first time.
October 3, 2012 – Education Week

New organizations are working to harness the power of parents to change school policy, Andrew Kelly and Patrick McGuinn write.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week

The best strategies for maintaining school safety and a positive climate must include ongoing communication with parents and communitywide efforts to strengthen families, writes Candi Cushman.
January 10, 2013 – Quality Counts

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