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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03/27 12:46 pm | Feds Spent Hundreds of Millions on Charters That Shut Down or Never Opened, Report Says | The Network for Public Education, which strongly opposes charter schools, also highlights years of problems in the U.S. Department of Education's charter school grant ...

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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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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
A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say.
April 2, 2019 – AP
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
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

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