I’ve posted many times here about the importance of schools making home visits to families. Here’s an interesting Washington Post article comparing the effectiveness of home visits related to health care with phone calls for the same purpose. Here are a few excerpts: Health Quality Partners is all about going there. The program enrolls Medicare [...]
Today’s Parade Magazine has a feature article on How Latinos Are Changing America. In it, Linda Alvarado, president and CEO of Denver’s Alvarado Construction and a co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, has this exchange with the interviewer: Morales: You ask any Latino parent what is the most important thing and they say education. Yet the [...]
A few years ago, The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project made a great video explaining what it does. I recently discovered that they had put it on the web, and have embedded it below. For what it’s worth, two-thirds of the way through I’m show teaching one of my classes while our vice-principal tells about [...]
There have been a couple of interesting articles, including a video, in a local Youngstown, Ohio paper about how a congregation-based community organizing project has been working to promote parent engagement: Warren Superintendent Seeks More Parental Involvement ACTION Tackles School Improvements You might also be interested in The Best Examples Of Parent Engagement Through Community [...]
I’m a big supporter of teachers making home visits (see The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits). Though I couldn’t make last month’s national home visit conference in Denver, several other staff and parents from our school did attend. Carrie Rose, Executive Director of the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project, agreed to write this [...]
I post a lot about home visits, but not often about a practice that seems to be growing in popularity — early childhood home visits by non-school staff. Education Week recently posted a useful article on the practice, Home Visits Help New Families; Support School Readiness. Here’s how it begins: Kindergartners across the country are [...]
Source: shareasimage.com via Larry on Pinterest Carrie Rose, the extraordinary and tireless Director of the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project is at the Detroit convention of the American Federation of Teachers. She let me know that the St. Paul affiliate (read more about their work at St. Paul teachers visit students’ homes in search [...]
The homes of all 7,000 students in Henderson County, Kentucky will be visited by the District’s 1,000 teachers (I assume that number also includes other staff) in one day. It sounds pretty impressive, and you can read more about it in this article. Appointments won’t be made in advance, and, ordinarily, I don’t think that’s [...]
Learning Begins At Home is a video about a New York City school that makes home visits. The process and content of the visits that we do are different, but it’s still worth viewing (if you’re reading this post on an RSS Reader, you might have to click through to the blog to view the [...]
Home Visits Yield Hope and Cooperation is from the NEA Priority Schools Campaign, and is a very good story on teachers making home visits with help from the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits.
Regular readers know that I’m an enthusiastic supporter of the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project. Our school has been a big supporter, I’ve written about them in my book and in other articles, I’ve helped with some of their trainings and, of course, I’ve made plenty of home visits. I’ve also posted The Best Resources [...]
Just this week, two short pieces talking about community organizing and parent engagement were published. They might be worth a look: What Inspired Me to Study Parent and Community Engagement at Harvard Education Publishing. Education reform through community action at The Washington Post.
Bruno Manno’s “Straw Mom” Argument is the rather odd headline of a good article on parent engagement and community organizing. It’s from the Annenberg Institute on School Reform. I’m adding it to The Best Examples Of Parent Engagement Through Community Organizing.