Families & the Community
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to engage parents and community members in the education of young people.
- Families & the Community Parents: Schools Haven't Sought Our Input on How to Spend Billions in COVID AidIn a poll, parents say they don't know how schools are spending their COVID aid, and that they haven't been consulted as required by law.Families & the Community Opinion A New Group Battling for Freedom of Thought in EducationRick Hess speaks with the founder of a new network of teachers and parents who support freedom of thought and expression in education.Families & the Community 'I Need You to Wear a Mask to Protect My Child.' A Mom Fights for Vulnerable StudentsSome parents see a tension between their medically vulnerable children's safety and their educational needs during the pandemic.Families & the Community Reported Essay Pandemic Parents Are More Engaged. How Can Schools Keep It Going?Families have a better sense of what their child is learning, but schools will have to make some structural shifts to build on what they started.Families & the Community Opinion How to Preserve the Good Parts of Pandemic SchoolingYes, there have been a few silver linings for student well-being in the pandemic. Let’s not lose them now, write two researchers.Families & the Community COVID Protocols Keep Changing. Here's How Schools Can Keep Parents in the KnowParents and educators shared best practices for effective communication related to the pandemic. It all centers on transparency.Families & the Community Teachers' Union, Education Groups Unite to Resist Critical Race Theory BansSome of the country’s most prominent education groups are organizing against efforts to restrict teaching students about racism.Families & the Community From Our Research Center Households With Kids See Continued Educational Hurdles as Pandemic Drags OnInteractions with teachers, ed-tech access, and postsecondary plans remain sources of stress, monthly U.S. Census Bureau data shows.Families & the Community Only Half of Parents Plan to Vaccinate Their Children, New Poll FindsThe percentage of parents willing to vaccinate their elementary school-aged children against COVID-19 was just 46 percent.Families & the Community Survey: Even With Delta Worries, Vast Majority of Parents Plan for In-Person LearningMany parents say the academic and social needs of students are driving their decision to send kids back, a new RAND Corporation survey found.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.A study on how changing the way teachers and families communicate impacts the academic, social and emotional well-being of children. Usin...Families & the Community Research Center Reports Parents and Schools During a Pandemic: Results of a National SurveyThe EdWeek Research Center surveyed parents to learn about how they view schools’ response to the pandemic. This report details findings.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Strengthening family-school partnerships has perhaps never been more critical than it is today. Join this webinar to hear from Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D., senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and author