Parent Involvement

The latest news about parent involvement in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Nicole Lawson, left, and daughter Qui'shia Floyd attend an after-school common-core math class at Old Orchard Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio, in 2014. The class teaches parents how to use common-core
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Do Parents See Math as 'Less Useful' Than Reading?

Efforts to focus parents' attention on their children's early math skills have not gained traction—even as emerging evidence suggests it may be one of the most critical elements of school-readiness. (May 9, 2017)

Spotlight on Parent and Community Involvement

Research indicates that students benefit when their parents are engaged in their learning and schools.

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K-12, Parents, and the Public Blog

12/06 04:50 pm | Parent Media Use, Attitudes Probed By New Study | Common Sense Media released a new study which measured the limits parents put on their children's media use, and how much time they spend with media themselves.

Charters & Choice Blog

02/22 08:27 pm | KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations | Feinberg is denying the allegations that he sexually abused a student in the late 1990s. KIPP officials said investigators found the allegation to be credible.

On-Demand Webinars

Bringing the Community to Schools
The SUN Community School model was discussed during this webinar, with a focus on how it supports students and families.

Engaging Parents in Schools and Student Learning
In this webinar, our guests discussed why parent engagement matters, and offered practices that schools can use to create systems that support family and community engagement.

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Parents don’t always know how to advocate for their child’s education. One organization is changing that. EdNavigator's Whitney Henderson, the child of a single mom, explains.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
After tapping into a wide network of resources to combat the Cherokee Nation's growing opioid crisis, Attorney General Todd Hembree sought another solution.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
A long-running California program teaches parents how to advocate for their children and navigate a sometimes-unfamiliar school system.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
A new study finds that parents are more likely to research and compare schools online when they face an impending move or a new school-choice option.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
To help teachers forge deeper connections with students and their families, DonorsChoose.org and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have launched a campaign to raise money for such efforts.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
A nonprofit works with employers to provide lower-income parents with advice and support for their children's education.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
School choice policies can create a 'tremendous burden' for families, especially those families with the fewest resources, warns Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
New research suggesting that older kindergartners have an edge over their younger classmates complicates an already difficult decision.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
From shooting threats to Nazi chat groups, students have been punished by school officials for their posts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube.
June 29, 2017 – Education Week

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