Families & the Community

Recent Stories About Efforts to Involve Parents in Schools

By Sarah Tully — July 26, 2016 1 min read

Here are some recent stories that show how parents are getting involved in education.

On the ground in Detroit

In April, I wrote about how a non-profit group was attempting to start a common enrollment system for some charters and private schools in Detroit. A July 11 story by Beth Hawkins in The 74 recently explained what is happening in Detroit as advocates try to help parents enroll their children in their schools of choice.

Getting parents involved

WYNC produced a story about a school struggled to get parents involved, even with a threat of a state takeover. Reporter Beth Fertig explained what the Bronx school did to engage more parents in a July 1 story.

Which parents have power?

The Atlantic’s Casey Quinlan explored the issue of how affluent parents tend to have more influence in schools that have large populations of low-income students, including the PTA. See the July 13 story in The Atlantic.

What interesting family engagement stories have you seen? Please send me an email or post them in the comments section.

Contact Sarah Tully at stully@epe.org.

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