Here’s a snapshot of this week’s family engagement news:
Ensuring educational access for all youth requires partnerships beyond the classroom.
Home visits have been credited with improving student behavior, increasing student test scores, creating less teacher stress and giving parents more confidence in teachers’ ability to help their children succeed.
Continuing efforts to build strong connections and relationships between parents and teachers at local schools, a school district in Connecticut received a grant designed to develop a plan geared toward school and community partnership.
The fight over school choice issues is already building within the African-American community.
Even cities such as D.C. where the prevalence of public-sector jobs, a large black population, and a high share of black business owners might make it seem like a place that black families could thrive, the median white family has a staggering 81 times as much wealth as the median black family.
While students want more faculty of color, it’s a complicated request in many ways.
The classes tend to be incredibly segregated, but one school in New York City is working to change that—the first citywide effort to do so.
In this guest blog post, Rebecca Oppenheim, Special Education Teacher at C.W. Harris Elementary School, sheds light on the power of goal-setting Parent Teacher Conferences.