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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Thousands of Washington’s kindergartners haven’t shown up or logged in to their public schools this year.
October 8, 2020 – McClatchy-Tribune
Authors from the Family-School Collaboration Design Research Project share seven recommendations for improving those relationships now.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
After halting football practices and games this summer, a growing number of high schools are returning to the gridiron, despite the sport’s high risk of infection.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
Enrollment snags, head-count problems, and more home schooling could end up costing districts millions in funding based on the annual tally of how many students actually show up.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
COVID-19 didn’t create racial and economic inequities among students, but it deepened them. Schools can ameliorate the damage.
September 17, 2020 – Education Week
A new survey finds that parents’ trust in schools’ ability to keep their children safe varies by race, political affiliation, and education level.
September 17, 2020 – Education Week
The numbers of homeless and low-income students will likely surge in the months ahead. School leaders will need to be ready.
September 17, 2020 – Education Week
The academic success of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia has almost entirely bypassed Black and Hispanic students.
September 10, 2020 – AP
Facing big transportation costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some school districts will pay parents or caregivers to get their kids to school, or charge them for the bus ride.
September 16, 2020 – Education Week
As school districts move to remote instruction for the fall, day-care providers, dance studios, and after-school programs step in to fill school-day child-care gaps.
September 16, 2020 – Education Week

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