Learning is family affair at Broomfield library is a recent article in a local Colorado newspaper. Here’s how it begins: The sign on the door says the library is for kids, but at Broomfield’s Children’s Library, reading is a family affair. In addition to putting beloved books in the hands of children, the Mamie Doud […]
“Parents Build Library in Building Slated for Demo” is the headline for a story on the Chicago NBC affiliate website. It’s the latest report on the parent sit-in I’ve written about in the past.
Parents have been sitting-in and refusing to leave a school’s fieldhouse (I’m not quite sure what that is) and demanding the Chicago Public Schools instead convert it into a library. It’s scheduled to be demolished and have a soccer field created at its location, instead. You can read more about it here: Field house face-off: […]
Starting in June 2023, every California child under the age of 5 will be able to receive a free book in the mail, every month, thanks to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library expansion to California! 📚 pic.twitter.com/OXrtYIfp4h — Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) December 29, 2022 Pretty Much All Your School-Related Questions Came Down […]
I *just* finished writing this blog post on EL family engagement during coronovirus. It includes lists of resources can we offer EL/immigrant parents to support them in working with their children at home. #ellchat #familyengagement https://t.co/CpwPUWqKWU https://t.co/oudtmhQqZx — Laura Gardner (@lauragardner79) March 17, 2020 .@worcesterpublic schools has a good Family Project https://t.co/Xv8MMZzZN3 based on the […]
The June issue of Harvard’s “Family Involvement Network of Educators” just came online. Here’s how they describe it: In this issue, M. Elena Lopez and Margaret Caspe take us on a deep dive into the research base for anywhere, anytime and challenge us to broaden our notion of family engagement and of learning beyond school. […]
The National PTA has created a nice infographic titled “Tips For Teachers On Family Engagement.” You can download the entire infographic here. Here’s a partial screenshot: I’m adding it to The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools.
21st Century School Libraries, Parent Engagement and Student Achievement is the title of an interactive video that the Ontario Library Association has created. You can see it here. Here’s how they describe it: [The video] empowers parents to support school libraries and thus encourage reading engagement and information literacy with their children. It contains information […]
What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories is a very interesting article in The Atlantic about the value of — in addition to reading books with their children — parents telling children about family stories. Here’s an excerpt: Over the last 25 years, a small canon of research on family storytelling shows that when parents […]
is a beginning list of the best infographics about parent involvement. You can see all my parent involvement/engagement-related “Best” lists here. You can find a bigger version here. An Infographic by Open Colleges Embed Infographic An Infographic by Open Colleges Explore more infographics like one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The […]
Readers might remember the posts I wrote a couple of years ago about the campaign by Chicago parents to turn a building on their local school site’s property so that their kids could have access to a library. Well, in Mayor Emanual’s latest in a long line of tone-deaf parent engagement moves, the building was […]
I have many “Best” lists on multiple aspects of parent engagement, but thought with all the recent talk about expanding early education, a list on pre-school parent engagement would be useful. You can see all my parent engagement “Best” lists here. Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Pre-School Parent Engagement: Preschools Aim […]
Guest Post by Joe Mazza Image credit: graphics8.nytimes.com Last year the @NYTimesLearning blog held a conversation on summer reading, sharing many resources which added to the 2012 #PTchat discussion on summer reading. This week we’ve got a variety of amazing connected educators and parents ready to share out during the annual #PTchat on summer reading. We’ve invited […]
The Library Media Connection has just published a useful excerpt in chart form from my book, Building Parent Engagement In Schools. It’s a one-page chart clearly highlighting the differences between parent engagement and parent involvement, and you can see it here.
I invited Myrdin Thompson to write a guest commentary on the article discussed in my last post, Tech May Have A Role, But Is Not Cure-All, For Parent Engagement. Myrdin is Contributing Editor at MOMentumNation, Group Leader at RESULTSLouisville, Advocate for the UNF Shot@Life program, White House Champion of Change (Parents on Education), Regional Director […]
Two new studies were just released examining Head Start. They were mixed in some areas, but positive about its effect on parent engagement. Here’s an excerpt from a summary: One of the studies, by the nonprofit Mathematica Policy Research, found that parents of children enrolled in Head Start became more engaged in teaching their children […]
Source: shareasimage.com via Larry on Pinterest In ‘Community Support’ Tops List of Public Education ‘Pluses,’ Michele Molnar over at Education Week writes about a recent article in the American School Board Journal that ranked “community support” for schools as the number one “good thing” for education. The above quote is form that article. Check […]
“Parent Involvement…begins with ‘Hello’” is a very thoughtful response to the recent Louisville article about parent involvement there. It’s written by Myrdin Thompson, a former PTA president there.
I’ve found several good resources ideas on how parents can best help their children learn (including ideas on how to best respond to problems their children are having in school), and decided to bring them together in one post. You can see all my parent engagement-related “The Best” lists here. Here are my picks for […]
There is a substantial amount of research available on parent engagement/involvement, and I thought bringing together a few of the best resources would be useful. You can also see all my parent engagement-related “The Best” lists here. Here are my picks for The Best Research Available On Parent Engagement: The Harvard Family Research Project has […]