Families & the Community Video

Meet the Parent Activists of the Pandemic

By Kaylee Domzalski & Brooke Saias — April 28, 2021 1 min read

The pandemic has put unique hurdles in front of parents as they mobilize to shape their children’s education, from the push for in-person schooling—or home-school alternatives—to long-term demands for parent empowerment. EdWeek’s video team tells the story of four parent activists who pushed forward despite institutional head winds.

A Parent Organizes to Pry Schools Open

In Detroit, Parents Equip Other Parents to Do Home Schooling Right

Organizing for Resources—and a Parent Voice in Decisionmaking

Doubling Down When Parent Advocacy Faces Pushback

Coverage of strategies for advancing the opportunities for students most at need, including those from low-income families and communities is supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, at www.waltonk12.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

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