Parent Involvement

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Carmon Pool Drummond holds a stack of paperwork she used to file a complaint with the state of Oklahoma, saying her son was not receiving appropriate special education services.
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Parent of Spec. Ed. Student Spotlights Powerful Tool for Advocacy

One mother’s complaint to the state of Oklahoma regarding her child prompts a state order affecting students with disabilities throughout Tulsa. (April 30, 2019)

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Trise Moore: Recognized for Leadership in Family Engagement
As the head of family engagement in Washington state’s Federal Way Public Schools, Trise Moore helps parents navigate a large bureaucracy and puts them at the center of the district’s decisionmaking. She is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.

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The Minneapolis district—with large achievement gaps between white and black students—is enlisting parents from communities of color to help it gather broader and better feedback on how to improve.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Media literacy is becoming more challenging by the day. That's why teacher and parents need to team up, argues Mike Stone.
May 17, 2019 – Education Week
One mother’s complaint to the state of Oklahoma regarding her child prompts a state order affecting students with disabilities throughout Tulsa.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Kate Mayer and Jamie Lynch explain why they want to change the way reading is taught in their Pennsylvania school district.
April 3, 2019 – Education Week
Most rich parents don't commit fraud to get their kids into college, but there are plenty of legal ways to buy an unfair advantage, writes Mary Finn.
March 15, 2019 – Education Week
The media loves stories about wealthy parents keeping their kids off screens. Experts, evidence, and educators from Beverly Hills to Greenwich, Conn. paint a different picture.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
In Kodiak, Alaska, a school district with deep ties to the U.S. Coast Guard has been walloped by the government shutdown with hundreds of families going without paychecks. And news of a deal to temporarily reopen the government was doing little to allay the community's anxieties.
January 25, 2019 – Education Week
Once isolated, parents are using social media and the internet to find information and communities to assure their children get the services they need.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Strong partnerships are crucial between schools and parents of students with disabilities. Both can take steps to keep the relationship civil and productive.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
New forces are building around the need for schools and educators to forge deeper connections with families to support student learning.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week

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