Taking Leadership, Innovating Change:Profiles in Family, School, and Community Engagement is a new report that highlights what the authors believe to be twelve excellent examples of school/parent engagement.
It’s a free downloadable report.
I’m familiar with a couple of the authors, and have respect for them. I’m not familiar with all twelve examples they describe, though I certainly do know about the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project, which is included. It’s too bad they didn’t include any of the community organizing examples I cite in my book. I’ve heard some pretty mixed reviews about the Miami School District’s Parent Academy, so was surprised to see it on the list.
Even with those concerns, I’d say it’s a must-read for anybody concerned about parent engagement. There are some pretty darn creative initiatives described in the report.