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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School quality isn’t always the primary driver of parent decisionmaking. So what is?
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
Teacher Quan Neloms was paying a steep price for his devotion to his students: too little time with his own family. One simple change helped him find a healthy work-life balance.
December 31, 2019 – Teacher
A principal's job tests skills that seldom show up in a training program. Among them: balancing on the tightrope stretched between the needs of teachers and of parents, particularly when the two parties are at odds.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
Principals encounter lots of parenting styles in their schools. Tell us about the "types" you’ve seen and strategies and tips you've used to interact with them in productive ways.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
In a surprising move, MVP Math is suing a Wake County, N.C., parent who has pushed the district to stop using the curriculum.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Looking for new ways to combat kids who bully, some communities are threatening to fine parents with no evidence that the approach is effective.
September 3, 2019 – Education Week
Posts on Facebook and Twitter urge parents who need money for school supplies to take out payday and other loans, which experts caution have sky-high rates and school leaders say are unnecessary.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
The Minneapolis district—with large achievement gaps between white and black students—is enlisting parents from communities of color to help it gather broader and better feedback on how to improve.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Media literacy is becoming more challenging by the day. That's why teacher and parents need to team up, argues Mike Stone.
May 17, 2019 – Education Week
One mother’s complaint to the state of Oklahoma regarding her child prompts a state order affecting students with disabilities throughout Tulsa.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week

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