Parent Involvement

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Quinata Vaughn, a New Orleans hotel worker, and daughter, Quindra, do homework in their home. Vaughn got advice on supporting Quindra’s schooling through EdNavigator, whose advisers meet with parents at their workplaces.
—Edmund D. Fountain for Education Week-File

New Money and Energy to Help Schools Connect With Families

New forces are building around the need for schools and educators to forge deeper connections with families to support student learning. (September 25, 2018)

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02/08 04:46 pm | California Governor Calls for Expert Panel on Charter Schools' Financial Impact | Following the Los Angeles teachers' strikes, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked the state schools chief to convene an expert panel on the effects of charters on the ...

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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 takeaway from the Broward School District's closed-door meeting according to many of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School parents who attended on Thursday was that they were told nothing new.
February 1, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
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
Thirty-four percent of K-12 parents worry that their children are not physically safe at school and only 27 percent are very confident or extremely confident that their child's school can deter a gunman, according to a new poll from PDK.
July 17, 2018 – Education Week
Educators seek to focus on the practical as politicians, polarized advocates, and even entertainers weigh in on the issue of school violence.
May 25, 2018 – Education Week
According to new research, parents are an untapped resource in promoting STEM motivation, writes one psychology professor.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
During an emotional public safety forum in Broward County, Fla., shaken students and enraged parents and educators demanded fixes for what they consider lax security, district indifference, and failure to act to prevent the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson considers the role of homework in the academic lives of children—an issue that is still up for debate.
April 19, 2018 – Education Week

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