I’ve written several posts about parent involvement/engagement efforts in Milwaukee — both because the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel there has provided some good coverage and because I have a particular interest in the city because I went to high school there. Parental participation in MPS appears weak is a new article that has some useful information […]
School officials search for funding for parental involvement program is the headline in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The budget for an ambitious and apparently successful parent involvement program is going from $2 million to $100,000 or so and from 35 schools down to…two.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has finished their ambitious series of articles on parent/school connections. I thought it was pretty good, though I was surprised its article on home visits didn’t highlight the Parent Teacher Home Visit Project more. The paper’s editorial today on the topic, though, left a lot to be desired. In discussing what […]
(I’ve updated this post to include links to the entire series) The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has just begun what appears to be a fairly ambitious series of articles on parent involvement and schools called Beyond the Bell | Making the Home-School Connection . The first one, Educational engagement, appeared today. Here’s how the paper describes […]
A New Teacher Union Movement is Rising is an article by Bob Peterson, head of the Milwaukee Teachers Union. Here’s how he concludes the piece: It is no longer sufficient to just critique and criticize those who are attempting to destroy public education. Teacher unions must unite with parents, students and the community to improve […]
District Leaders Urged to Rethink Community Engagement Strategies is an interesting post over at Education Week about a recent address by former Milwaukee School Superintendent Howard Fuller. Here’s an excerpt: Fuller said school district leaders must reflect the racial makeup of the families they serve in order to achieve meaningful community engagement. That presents a […]
I have an extensive “Best” list at my other blog titled A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying. In addition, I’ve published several posts in this blog about bullying resources specifically for parents, and thought bringing them together in one list would be useful. You can find all my parent “Best” […]
Earlier this week, I posted about a Milwaukee Journal article titled “What to do if your child is accused of being a bully.” Now, the BBC has published their own article on the same topic, What should you do if your child is ‘the bully’? I think the first one is more useful to parents, […]
What to do if your child is accused of being a bully is from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and offers pretty decent advice. It’s a delicate issue, but I think it’s a useful article for parents to read….
The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper has just completed a series of articles on parent involvement in schools. It’s okay, but pretty much an “on the surface” review of what some groups and schools are doing. It’s nowhere near as in-depth as an incredibly impressive series The Milwaukee Journal did on the same topic there. One […]
“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 […]
Too often, students’ parents get lost in the equation is the headline of an article yesterday in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about a Milwaukee schools effort called Having Involved Parents program. It’s in 35 schools, and costs $2 million each year. Are any readers familiar with it. If so, what do you think?
I’m pretty impressed so far with the series on parent involvement/engagement issues that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is publishing. Today’s installment is titled Building bridges to families. Later this week, I’ll add direct links to each installment to yesterday’s post on it.