From a newspaper article about a New Jersey school: Allen Frear Elementary School in Camden is winning acclaim for finding a new way of getting parents involved that might be familiar to anyone who’s ever kept a customer appreciation card in their purse or wallet. This year the school has been handing out “Frear Frequent [...]
Parents ‘failing to get children ready for school’, say heads is an article from the British newspaper The Telegraph. The national principals association and government are cooperating to produce and distribute leaflets to parents giving advice on how they can get their children better ready to learn. As I’ve said before, written materials like this [...]
How Federal Policy Can Encourage Authentic Community Engagement is from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform. It’s a short article that suggests a new draft family engagement framework developed by Karen Mapp for the U.S. Department of Education should be integrated in the “turnaround” school strategies (see The Best Resources For Learning About The Four [...]
Plea to let parents inspect schools instead of Ofsted is the headline of an article in the London Telegraph. Here are some excerpts: Schools in England are currently held to account through inspections and league tables, but the study argued that the current system was failing to improve standards… Demos wrote: “This report strongly argues [...]
I’ve published multiple posts about the parent trigger in Florida — both its defeat last year and its expected success this year. However, instead, it was defeated today. Here are some articles describing what happened: ‘Parent trigger’ legislation fails in Florida Senate is from The Washington Post. Florida ‘Parent Trigger’ Law Fails—Again is from Education [...]
Efforts to split Santa Monica-Malibu district gain new traction is an article in The New York Times about a controversy around wealthy parent fundraising in Malibu being shared with Santa Monica. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Parent Fundraising & Equity Issues.
A bill that has a fair amount of support in the Louisiana state legislature would allow charter school parents to petition to have their schools reconnection to their local public school system. You can read about it at Rare show of unity among education leaders on RSD ‘parent trigger’ bill.
I’ve written several posts about the Parent Mentor Program of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association in Chicago. An article titled Parent mentor program at risk of losing funds now describes some challenges they’re facing. Here’s an excerpt: A year after winning state funding to expand a program aimed at getting parents actively involved in their [...]
I’ve previously posted about a program called Academic Parent-Teacher Teams. It has apparently now become a program sponsored by West Ed, a school reform/research organization, and they’ve just published an article about it, Parents as Partners in Student Achievement. Admittedly, all I know about the program is based on the resources I’ve posted about it, [...]
The Parent Trigger has been in the news a lot over the past few days. Here’s a list of links: Public Schools, Private Agendas: Parent Revolution is from LA Progressive. Parents choose unique school takeover model in ‘trigger’ vote is from the Hechinger Report. The dark side of Parent Trigger is from The Miami Herald.
Dads read to children in LA school to promote literacy reports on a pretty neat effort going on in a Los Angeles school: Many of the students, ages 5 to 12, at the 99th Street Elementary School in South Los Angeles, don’t know what it’s like to have a dad. So, in an effort to [...]
Proposal for parent-trigger overhaul at L.A. school well-received is a LA Times article that seems pretty interesting: Leaders of a parent group have endorsed a plan to improve 24th Street Elementary, which would be jointly run by L.A. Unified and Crown Prep charter school.