May’s Parent Engagement Resources

How These District Leaders Turned Family Engagement on Its Head is from Ed Week.

Why This District Meets Parents at Home is from Ed Week.

DOWNLOADABLE: Best Practices for Building School-Family Relationships is from Ed Week.

How a School Made Parents Central to Its Turnaround is from Ed Week.

The Good (and the Bad) of Using Apps to Connect With Parents is from Ed Week.

Responding Professionally to Unreasonable Requests From Parents is from Edutopia.

The Power of Hearing Family Stories is from The Atlantic.

Improving parent-teacher relationships through family-school engagement interventions is a new study.

Our Son’s Random Violent Outbursts at School Are Getting Out of Control is from Slate.

Does it matter if your kids listen to you? When adolescents reject mom’s advice, it still helps them cope is from Science Daily.

Including Voice in Education: Addressing Equity Through Student and Family Voice in Classroom Learning is from REL.

April’s Parent Engagement Resources

How a Humboldt Park school is helping parents learn English and gain confidence is from Chalkbeat.

Apps are helping teachers communicate with families that don’t speak English is from Chalkbeat.

Partnering with Immigrant Families to Promote Student Success is from Carnegie.

4 Ways to Support Partnerships With Families is from Edutopia.

The Importance of Family Engagement is from The Education Trust.

March (2024) Useful Parent Engagement Resources

Family Engagement Learning Briefs is from the US Dept. of Ed.

English learners stopped coming to class during the pandemic. One group is tackling the problem by helping their parents is from The Hechinger Report.

February (2024) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

That’s not how I learned it! 4 ways to help your child with “new math” is from Teach Learn Grow.

Expert strategies that (really) help kids reduce screen time is from The Washington Post.

A Former Teacher Turns Classroom Prowess Into Partnerships With Families is from Ed Week.

Both of my kids are addicted to screens. What should I do? is from The Washington Post.

Building Better Collaboration Between Families and Schools is from Cult of Pedagogy.

Engaging With Families Through Parent-Teacher Conferences is from Edutopia.

To boost a preschooler’s language skills, consider reminiscing is from Science Daily.

January (2024) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

Parental homework involvement and students’ mathematics achievement: a meta-analysis

What parents of English learners need to know | Quick Guide is from Ed Source.

When Parent Engagement Is Low, Teachers Must Make the Connection Between Schools and Families is from EdSurge.

I Thought I Knew Parent-Teacher Conferences. Then My Own Child Started School is from Ed Week.

December’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

Ed. Dept. Releases New Toolkit to Engage English Learners’ Families is from Ed Week.

Emphasizing Growth, Not Grades, in Parent-Teacher Conferences is from Edutopia.

November’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

6 things principals can focus on to improve family engagement is from Teach Learn Grow.

Lost in translation: Parents of special ed students who don’t speak English often left in the dark is from The Hechinger Report.

Regional Parent Center opens in Contra Costa middle school as part of community schools initiative is from Ed Source.

So your tween wants a smartphone? Read this first is from MindShift.

October’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

How to Make Parent Events at School Meaningful is from Edutopia.

The Biden Administration Is Investing More in Parent Engagement. Will It Be Enough? is from Ed Week.

Nine Tips for Establishing and Maintaining Parent Communication is from TechNotes.

Attendance: Communicating with Parents is from Research School.

This article from The Washington Post explains why and how parents, even if they don’t speak English, can still help their children become better readers in any language:

Deep comprehension means utilizing prior knowledge to dynamically engage with writers and their work.

The process of teaching kids to read better through knowledge acquisition must start early. Data gathered in homes, at schools and in labs show that 1-to-3-year-old children who have conversations with older people learn to read more easily than children who do not.

And it’s not just the sheer quantity of conversation that matters. The information embedded in those discussions shapes unfolding literacy skills. When adults talk substantively about events and objects, children are afforded a significant educational advantage: Their growing bodies of knowledge boost their reading skills.

New Research Finds a Crucial Factor in Reducing Chronic Absenteeism is from Ed Week.

September’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

Tips for Calling Parents—Even If You’re Dreading It is from Edutopia.

THESE ARE THE BEST SIX PARAGRAPHS YOU’RE GOING TO READ ABOUT TEACHER-PARENT COMMUNICATION THIS YEAR

5 Key Learnings FROM WORKING WITH PARENTS OF ENGLISH LEARNERS FOR THREE YEARS is from The Parent Organization Network.

August’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

Does Parent Involvement Really Help Students? Here’s What the Research Says is from Ed Week.

The Ultimate Guide to ELL or ESL in Spanish.

Family Engagement and Family Literacy

July’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part Two

This school’s ‘Family Academy’ teaches immigrant parents their rights is from The Washington Post.

Preparing Families for the New School Year is from Edutopia.

Can young children learn from educational apps? is from KQED.

July’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

How AI and Other Tech Tools Might be Used to Strengthen Family-School Partnerships is from Ed Week.

How teachers can handle difficult requests from well-intentioned parents is from MindShift.

June’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

May’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

Parents Are Often Nervous About Math. They Can Still Help Their Kids Learn It is from Ed Week.

April’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part Three

How Much Time Should Children Spend Watching Screens at Home? is from Larry Cuban.

April’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part Two

More reflection on the parent rights movement:

What the Republican Push for ‘Parents’ Rights’ Is Really About is from The NY Times.

How to Encourage Proactivity is from Character Lab.

Parental Support or Obstructive Meddling? Where Principals Should Draw the Line is from Ed Week.

April’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

Virginia school district parents practice calm communication on culture war issues is from NPR.

The Case for Strong Family and Community Engagement in Schools is from Usable Knowledge.

4 Ways to Improve Communications With Families is from Edutopia.

5 Tips How To Support ELLs at Home

March’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part Two

Engaging Latino Parents: One District’s Success Story is from Ed Week.

Federal Parents’ Bill of Rights: Dueling Proposals in Congress Set to Escalate Partisan Showdown Over Schools, Pandemic Response is from The 74.

La Sopa de la Abuela: Special Education Telenovela

THE LONG-TERM ASSOCIATIONS OF KEEPING CHILDREN BUSY WITH SCREENS is from Inner Drive.

March’s (2023) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part One

Teens open up at night. Parents should embrace that is from The Washington Post.