I’ve previously written a lot about the state of Alabama’s efforts to identify undocumented families and their children attending schools (which has thankfully been temporarily stopped by courts). The Southern Poverty Law Center is now suing the state over the constitutionality of the law, and is seeking data on its negative impact on immigrant children. […]
Hispanic students vanish from Alabama schools is the headline of today’s USA Today article on a judge letting stand a law that requires schools to determine if students are undocumented. I’ve previously written several posts on this Alabama insanity. It’ll certainly do wonders for parent engagement among Latino families — if any are left.
A judge has blocked Alabama’s awful immigration law while he takes time to consider it more carefully. I’ve previously posted about the law’s impact on schools and parent engagement — see “Students’ Immigration Status To Be Coded With “0″ or “1″ in Ala.”
The Alabama Parent Education Center sponsors the Alabama PIRC, which seems to have a very useful and active blog and Twitter account sharing some excellent resources. You might want to consider subscribing to both, or at least periodically checking them out.
Meta Analysis of the Studies of High Performing Family Literacy Programs comes from Toyota Family Literacy Program Research Project, and it looks pretty useful. Here’s a description: The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) announces the release of Toyota Family Literacy Program Research Project, a meta-analysis of high-performing family literacy programs in a variety of […]
Were Immigrant Parents Afraid to Report Sex Abuse Allegations at California School? raises an important issue about the tragedy at a Los Angeles elementary school (see my previous post, What A Tragic Mess In Los Angeles). It highlights yet another reason why schools must make parent engagement a priority and develop a solid bond of […]
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 […]
Ala. Immigration Law Worries Latino Parents is from NPR. You might also be interested in The Best Resources To Learn About Alabama’s Awful Immigration Law (& Its Impact On Schools).
Students’ Immigration Status To Be Coded With “0” or “1” in Ala. is the title of an Ed Week article about how Alabama is implementing a new law requiring schools to document students’ immigration status (I’ve previously written about it here). Now that is really going to improve the climate for parent engagement there…
A very major effort is getting underway in Birmingham, Alabama, to create a series of “Parent Universities” throughout the school district. I’ve written quite a bit about “Parent Universities” in the past. Elisa Gonzalez, our school’s Parent Engagement Coordinator, has done an extraordinary job working with parents to create an extremely popular Parent University — […]
Immigration law makes school officials uneasy is the headline of a local Alabama newspaper story giving more details about the impact an upcoming terrible state law will have on schools and parent engagement. I’ve previously written about it in Southern States Targeting Immigrant Children.
Alabama is joining North Carolina and Tennessee is going after immigrant students (though Alabama is targeting immigrants in general, too). Alabama’s new law: …bars illegal immigrants from enrolling in any public college after high school.It obliges public schools to determine the immigration status of all students, requiring parents of foreign-born students to report the immigration […]