The ongoing parent protest demanding a school library, which I’ve posted about several times previously, has resulted in a meeting with the new Chicago Superintendent. You can read a Chicago Tribune story about what happened here.
I’ve previously posted about a sit-in organized by Chicago parents to get a library in their school. The School District had agreed to their demands, but seems to be backtracking, according to media reports.
Pushing Parent Involvement is the title of a recent Ohio PBS program on parent involvement. This is how they describe it: “In Cleveland, teams of administrators are delivering alarm clocks to the homes of chronically truant students. In Michigan, a county prosecutor proposes jailing parents who repeatedly miss teacher conferences. Educators agree that students do […]
I’ve previously written about the successful sit-in organized by Chicago parents demanding a school library. YES Magazine has just recently published a nice review and description of what happened. Check-out “A Sit-In Success Story.”
I’ve previously written about a long-term parent sit-in at a school in Chicago where they were demanding a library be created. It looks like the parents got what they wanted for the school, and are just waiting for the school board to approve the agreement in late October.
Parents Enroll in Protest is the headline of an article in today’s Wall Street Journal. It’s about a sit-in organized by parents at a school in Chicago. I’ve previously written about it at Parents Sit-In & Demand Old School “Fieldhouse” Be Converted Into Library.
Needs of ‘Whole Child’ May Factor in ESEA Renewal is the title of an article that appeared in Ed Week today. It reported on a Senate Hearing: And at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee last week, lawmakers agreed that the idea of educating “the whole child” encompasses a wide […]
A new international study has come-out once again documenting the huge benefits to children of having books at home. Here’s an excerpt: “Growing up in a home with 500 books would propel a child 3.2 years further in education, on average, than would growing up in a similar home with few or no books…. In […]
I’ve been doing a lot of work this year on building parent engagement in schools, including having a book published (Building Parent Engagement In Schools) and starting a new blog called Engaging Parents In School. Plus, I continuing to do the usual work at our school of actually engaging parents, too! I thought readers of […]
Building Parent Engagement In Schools, my first book (written with Lorie Hammond), was published earlier this month. You can learn how readers of this blog can get a discount by reading this. You can read two “previews” of the book: One is an article I wrote for Public School Insights in April titled Parent Involvement […]
“Family Literacy, English Language Learners, and Parent Engagement” is a short excerpt from my book (written with Lorie Hammond) — Building Parent Engagment In Schools — that appeared in the Library Media Connection this month. They don’t have the article online, and but gave me permission to post it on my website. The book was […]