Families & the Community
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to engage parents and community members in the education of young people.
- 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 authorFamilies & the Community Opinion Vaccinating Teachers Is Just One Part of the Reopening PuzzleWinning parents' trust back is every bit as important in bringing every student back into the classroom.Families & the Community Audio A Storm, Power Outages, and a Pandemic: Texas Educators and Families Describe a School Year UpendedOn top of the deadly pandemic, millions of people in Texas lost heat and water for days after a winter storm. Hear how families and educators coped.Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Relying on Community Values: How One School Leader Advocates for Vulnerable FamiliesCarissa Purnell’s work at the Family Resource Centers in Salinas, Calif., is a lifeline for families, many of them migrant farm workers.Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Driving Academic Improvement by Empowering ParentsCentral to turning around public education in Detroit is reengaging the parents who had been largely cut out of the district.Families & the Community Opinion Three Urgent Questions the Pandemic Raises for ResearchersThe American education system certainly didn’t win in 2020. The question is, will it learn?Families & the Community Webinar Examining the Evidence: Engaging Families and Communities in RecoveryThe disruption to in-person and traditional school routines are demanding more from families than ever before, as many try to fill in instructional gaps on top of providing emotional and physical care. Long-standing patterns ofFamilies & the Community How Schools Are Preparing for the Perfect Storm of Holiday Travel and COVID-19Schools are putting in place or considering measures such as extending holiday breaks or shifting back to full-time remote learning.Families & the Community Opinion Families Not Engaging With School? Rethink the ProblemParents are ready to support distance learning, but educators need to speak the right cultural language, writes a team of researchers working with an Oregon school district.Families & the Community Washington State Kindergarten Teachers Ask: Where Are the Children?Thousands of Washington’s kindergartners haven’t shown up or logged in to their public schools this year.Families & the Community Do Parents Trust Schools? Where the Fault Lines Are During COVID-19A new survey finds that parents’ trust in schools’ ability to keep their children safe varies by race, political affiliation, and education level.Families & the Community Download What Schools Can Do to Build Trust: Advice From ParentsParents around the country shared some thoughts on how schools can build trusting relationships with families during the pandemic.