I’ve previously posted about why what’s happening in St. Paul, Minnesota is a national model of parent engagement. Check out this latest article from the Pioneer Press, titled St. Paul parents hope to keep momentum after teachers contract deal, to learn why I say that… Here’s how the article starts: When a teachers strike loomed […]
St. Paul’s teacher talks have been a public affair is the headline of a Minnesota newspaper article that shows why the work of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, led by Mary Ricker, is a national model for parent engagement. Here’s are some excerpts: The St. Paul district and teachers union negotiating teams have huddled […]
The Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota has just called for spending $300,000 on expanding parent engagement efforts. Here’s a video clip of his comments. I don’t know the specifics, and the devil is always in the details, but it sure sounds good:
St. Paul teachers visit students’ homes in search of common ground is the headline of a good article in a Twin Cities newspaper. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits.
Make One Change to Parent Outreach, and Study Finds Fewer Students Fail Classes is from Ed Week. St. Paul Public Schools has plan to better engage with parents is from The Star Tribune. Building relationships with preschool parents, one conversation at a time is from Ed Source. Addressing Obstacles to Family Engagement is from The […]
As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of — and our school and local union is a very active participant in — The Parent Teacher Home Visit Project (see The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits). They recently had their national conference, and I invited Carrie Rose from the Project to write […]
Mary Cathryn Ricker, president of St. Paul’s teachers union, has just been elected executive vice-president of the American Federation of Teacher. Mary has been a leader in the St. Paul’s union parent engagement efforts, which have extraordinarily effective and which are national models. I’ve written a lot about their successes.
I’ve written a lot about the tremendous parent engagement work of the St. Paul teachers union. They’ve just come out with a must-read report on their work titled Power Of Community. I’m adding it to The Best Reasons Why Parents Should Be Looked At As Allies & Not Targets Of Blame.
Here are my choices for the best posts I’ve written on parent engagement in 2014 – So Far (by the way, you can find all my “The Best…” lists related to parent engagement here): The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant Parents Boy, These “Academic Parent-Teacher Teams” Sound Worse Every […]
I thought readers, and I, would find it useful to review and list my choices for the best posts on parent engagement I’ve written since I posted My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013 three months ago. You can also see all my “Best” lists related to parent engagement here. Here are My Best […]
A few days ago, I published a post titled St. Paul Federation Of Teachers Is National Model For Engaging Parents. This video is another example of why they are a national model:
Increasing Parent Engagement Through Absent Narratives is an hour-long series of interviews with parents talking about engagement with schools. It’s a collaborative project of The Minnesota Humanities Center, Northwest Suburban Integration School District and the St. Paul Neighborhood Network. I think showing portions of it could be useful for a presentation — an hour is […]
St. Paul teachers build parent engagement, trust through home visits is a great local newspaper article about teachers making home visits to parents. Here’s an excerpt: Since the project’s beginning with just eight trained teachers, to now with more than 250, the St. Paul Federation of Teachers has been instrumental in ensuring the program’s run. […]
Building Parent-Teacher Unions is an important article about the extraordinary work going on in St. Paul Minnesota. Here’s how it starts: On a Saturday afternoon in early March, some 60 people packed into a classroom at a technical high school north of Saint Paul, Minn., to discuss the strategic course of Saint Paul Federation of […]
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 […]
“Blame” has certainly been a theme of many school reform discussions — including blaming teachers and blaming parents. Here are some commentaries on why no one, including teachers, should get sucked into that morass. You might also be interested in seeing all my parent engagement-related “The Best” lists here. Parents Are Our Allies is a […]
I’m a big proponent of teachers making home visits, and I wrote a chapter about it in my book on parent engagement. I work closely with the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project, which happens to be based in Sacramento. I thought it might be useful if I brought together some of the related resources I’ve posted […]
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 […]
There has recently been a flurry of media attention to what is called the so-called “word gap.” It’s the term used to describe the difference in vocabulary development of low-income children and middle-and-high-income children during their pre-school years. In addition to the media attention, there have been some high-profile efforts at trying to respond to […]
“Five Stereotypes About Poor Families And Education” is a very useful excerpt from a new book by Paul Gorski that highlights some important research on parent engagement. It appears in Valerie Strauss’ blog at The Washington Post. Here’s an excerpt: There exist several common stereotypes about poor people in the U.S. that suggest that they […]