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