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.Learn how district leaders can use these actionable strategies to increase family engagement in their student’s education and boost their academic achievement.Families & the Community How to Help Parents Understand Students' Academic Needs Post-PandemicTransparency and authentic engagement can get everyone on the same page.Families & the Community Why Aren’t Parents More Worried About Declines in Student Achievement?Most parents think their students are doing OK, which could stymie districts’ recovery efforts.Families & the Community Virginia Education Tip Line Channels Concerns From ParentsThe majority of emails expressed anger or frustration with teachers, administrators, and school policies.Families & the Community These Groups Are Pushing Back Against 'Divisive' Parents' Rights PoliciesA coalition of education advocacy and family support groups wants to redefine what constitutes parents' rights.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.When educators engage with parents and caregivers around social and emotional learning, the benefits go both ways.Families & the Community Many Parents Now Want a More Personalized, Flexible Learning Experience for Their ChildrenRemote and hybrid learning gave parents a window into how their children are taught. Now, they want to see changes.Families & the Community Opinion How Should Educators Respond to Parents Who Criticize What's Being Taught?Listening to parents' concerns and helping them understand the curriculum and its goals can head off upheaval.Families & the Community Opinion Families Are Students' First SEL Teachers. Here's How to Engage ThemThere are 4 important steps for building stronger family-school partnerships to enhance social-emotional learning.Families & the Community Want Test Scores to Improve? Make Engaging Families a Top PriorityEfforts to catch up on "unfinished learning" will be ineffective without engaging parents, experts argue.Families & the Community 4 Tips for Organizing a School-Based Voter Registration DriveMany states mandate that schools help register young voters. School and district leaders share their strategies for success.Families & the Community 'Parental Rights' Poised to Be Hot Issue in School Board RacesA fast-growing conservative group is pushing a parents' rights pledge for school board candidates.Families & the Community Video How Students Are Using Advocacy to Overcome Their Anxiety About Climate ChangeFor some students, climate change advocacy can help alleviate stress about the impacts of a warming planet. Schools can support that work.