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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05/17 02:55 pm | Fate of Washington's Charter School Law to Be Decided, Again, by State Supreme Court | For the second time in two years, Washington state's charter school law goes before the state's supreme court, and a ruling on the case could come at a politically ...

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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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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
K-12 districts and education organizations are taking a closer look at how they use Facebook in the wake of its high-profile data-privacy scandal.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
There are four important things teachers should keep in mind when talking with parents about their children, writes Justin Minkel.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
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

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