The topic of increasing the involvement of fathers in schools has been garnering some attention lately, and I thought I’d bring together some of the previous posts on the topic together.
I was prompted to do so by today’s article in The Washington Post, Schools roll out the red carpet for dads who volunteer.
Coincidentally, I believe tonight’s #PTchat on Twitter was on this same subject, and I’ll a link to its transcript when it becomes available (here it is).
Here are my previous posts:
Prince George’s to discuss how to increase the number of fathers involved in education is an article in The Washington Post.
Dads becoming more involved in their children’s education is a nice article in the Miami Herald that also links to other related pieces.
‘Men Make a Difference’ in Prince George’s County schools is a nice article in The Washington Post.
This is how it begins:
Malik Shakur said he was so inspired by the participation at the Prince George’s County School System’s annual “Men Make a Difference Day” on Monday that he is seriously considering joining the PTSA at his son’s school, John Hanson Montessori School in Oxon Hill.
Shakur, an attorney who is scheduled to be in court later this week, said he planned to clear his calendar after learning during the event that the school was hosting a career day on Friday.
Shakur was one of about 125 fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and others at John Hanson who participated in the annual countywide event, which brings fathers and other male role models into the classroom to promote parental involvement in public schools.
Father-figure engagement making difference at Tahoe elementary school is the headline of a short article in a local California newspaper about a father-involvement program.
What’s intriguing about it is that it is apparently part of a national program promoting father-involvement in schools called Watch D.O.G.S. from The National Center For Fathering. I have heard of neither the program or the Center, but they sound helpful. Let me know what you know about them.
Feel free to make other suggestions in the comments section.
I’ll be adding this list to A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Parent Engagement.