Parent Involvement

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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)

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

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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.

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11/30 04:01 pm | Can A Private School Receiving Voucher Money Ban a Student Over Dreadlocks? | The ACLU and NAACP have filed formal civil rights complaints against the school for its dress code policies, another case that highlights the blurring lines in public ...

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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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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
After struggling with growing numbers of parents in school cafeterias, the Darien school system said parents and guardians would no longer be welcome to visit with their children during lunch at the town's elementary schools.
November 28, 2018 – AP
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
It's time to elevate family structure as an influential factor in academic success, argues Fordham Institute fellow Ian Rowe.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week

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