“Ready by 21”

Claus von Zastrow has written a very intriguing post over at Public School Insights called Getting Students Ready by 21. It’s about an organization named Ready by 21. In many ways, it’s similar to the Harlem Children’s Zone. I’ve posted about the Harlem Children’s Zone several times here and like its work. The work of […]

My Best Posts & Articles About Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2009

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 […]

Community Schools

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Education Secretary Duncan spoke at a conference yesterday designed to support the creation of more “community schools” in the United States. Typically, community schools are ones that host multiple social services, as well as regular school classes. A report on community schools was released at the conference. The […]

“Whatever It Takes”

Whatever It Takes is the title of a recent book about the Harlem Children’s Zone (you can see my thoughts and questions about the Zone here). I just learned that its author, Paul Tough, has a blog that supports the book and provides updates on the Zone (and its proposed national expansion). One of the […]