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Families & the Community

Recent News Stories Show How Parents Are Getting Involved

By Sarah Tully — May 11, 2016 1 min read

Last month, I gave you some recent stories about parent involvement from around the country. Here are some new items that I came across.

Parents Take A Trip

A Florida principal was frustrated about the lack of parental involvement at her school. So, she decided to send parents on a field trip, instead of the students. Lisann Ramos of WLRN interviewed the principal about the approach and why she thinks it will help get parents involved.

Suing for Scores

A Virginia parent successfully sued the Virginia Department of Education to get test scores to be released by a school and teacher. See a story in Loudon Now about the year-long fight.

Helping L.A. Parents

Last month, I told you about Los Angeles Unified’s plan to start a one-stop application for parents to enroll in specialty schools, such as magnets, but not charter schools. Sonali Kohli of the Los Angeles Times explored what it would take to start a common-enrollment system in the country’s second-largest school district.

Do you have any interesting family engagement stories to share? Please send me an email or post them in the comments section.

Contact Sarah Tully at stully@epe.org.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the K-12 Parents and the Public blog.