Parade Magazine Highlights Work Of Parent Teacher Home Visit Project

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 […]

Guest Post From The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project: “What School Reform Can Learn from Business: It’s not what you think”

As regular readers know, I’m a big supporter of the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project (see The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits). Here’s a guest post written by Carrie Rose and Elaine Smith from the Project: What School Reform Can Learn from Business: It’s not what you think Change Won’t Work Without Relationships […]

“Home Visits Lifted Up as Best Practice by U.S. Department of Education”

I’ve written a lot about the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project, including our school’s — and my — active involvement in it (see The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits). I’ve also posted about the U.S Department of Education’s “Parent and Community Engagement Framework,” which they released in April and which talks about home […]

Guest Post: Report From The National Family Engagement Conference

I’ve previously published short reports on last month’s National Family Engagement Conference. Today, Carrie Rose, Executive Director of the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project, has written this guest post about it: Parent-Teacher Home Visits Fit DOE’s Vision Researcher Karen L. Mapp lifts up PTHVP in Family Engagement Framework CINCINNATI- Back in the day, did your grandma […]

San Diego Controversy Shows How Rich “School Reformers” Damage Genuine Parent Engagement

An article came out yesterday about a controversy in San Diego surrounding a parent group funded by Rod Dammeyer, a venture capitalist and charter school supporter. All I know is what the article says, and it appears that the teachers union is understandably concerned that actions by the parents group carry a hidden charter school […]

NBC “Education Nation” Unveils “Parent Toolkit” — Time To Be Skeptical

NBC’s Education Nation was — except for some rare instances (a segment on the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project was one) — was a fiasco this year, with proponents of “school reform” often given the spotlight to chatter on unchallenged. Unfortunately, they also decided to provide the world a “Parent Toolkit” filled with “academic growth […]

What’s Missing In “Stand For Children” Article On Parent Engagement? Only The Most Important Thing….

The Hechinger Report just published an article by the leaders of the “school reform” group Stand For Children. It’s titled We’re not doing enough to engage parents, even though it improves achievement. It actually has a fair amount of good “stuff” in it, including briefly discussing the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project. Unfortunately, though, the […]

Report From Last Month’s Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project National Conference

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 […]

Video On Our School’s Teacher Visiting Program & Parent University

I’ve written a lot about school’s work with the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project and our parent-driven “parent university” program. Here’s a video Mai Xi Lee, one of our school’s Vice-Principals, made for last weekend’s national Parent Teacher Home Visit Project conference. For what it’s worth, that’s me speaking after the text introduction….