Guest Post From The Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project: “What School Reform Can Learn from Business: It’s not what you think”

As regular readers know, I’m a big supporter of the Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project (see The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits). Here’s a guest post written by Carrie Rose and Elaine Smith from the Project: What School Reform Can Learn from Business: It’s not what you think Change Won’t Work Without Relationships […]

I Don’t Think A Supt. Suspending A Principal Because She Supported PTO President Will Encourage Parent Engagement

Some crazy stuff is happening in New Jersey these days, and I’m not just talking about “Bridgegate.” The Newark school superintendent just suspended five principals — four for speaking out against a plan to turn their schools into KIPP charters and one for supporting the president of her schools Parent Teacher Organization and opposing the […]

“What Parent Engagement Posts Did Readers Find Most “Engaging” This Past Quarter?

Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a quarterly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself. Here’s a listing of […]

Now It’s Hartford’s Turn To Show How NOT To Do Parent Involvement

I was a community organizer for nineteen years prior to becoming a teacher, and one of the lessons we learned from the work of Saul Alinsky (the father of modern-day community organizing) was that “the price of criticism is a constructive alternative.” I think I’ve provided plenty of examples of effective parent engagement/involvement — both […]