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.
—Shane Bevel Photography

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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With schools shut down, social distancing in place, and parents at home, after-school programs are laying off staff and switching gears to meet families' needs.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
Social distancing is forcing school business to be conducted virtually, putting school boards in the difficult spot of making crucial decisions on spending and other issues without the same level of public input.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
Parents can be effective teachers, but they need the right kind of support from schools.
April 7, 2020 – Education Week
While schools are closed to coronavirus, districts are putting together a patchwork of lessons for students to do at home. But districts’ expectations for what students can accomplish at home vary widely, according to parents.
April 2, 2020 – Education Week
Not every parent can step in as teachers when schools are closed. Not every school can teach remotely. Educational disparities are opening up as schools shut down.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
Homeschooling isn't a decision to be taken on lightly, but COVID-19 just changed the calculus, writes Michael Q. McShane.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
District leaders face a complex calculus in deciding whether to shutter schools to curb the spread of coronavirus. Here are some of the factors they must consider.
March 18, 2020 – Education Week
A push to get dyslexia defined in state law and persuade educators to use the term has translated to new laws in 40 states.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Fed up with their district’s unmet pledges to stop steering African American students into low-level classes, parents take action.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
In a report from the Center for American Progress, parents, teachers, and school leaders said they find formats like parent-teacher conferences “mostly” or “extremely” valuable compared with social media, while robocalls ranked dead last.
February 20, 2020 – Education Week

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