In the News: 1/30-2/3

February 3, 2017 03:01 PM
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Here’s a snapshot of this week’s family engagement news:

Relationship Building



Strong Fathers Program Has Great Turn Out at Logan Elementary School
Fathers in Texas come out to support their children through a family engagement program geared toward dads.

 Race and Equity


Response: An ELL Student’s Home Language is an Asset, not a ‘Barrier’

Teachers give first-hand accounts of how they manage ELL students and create an inclusive environment for all students to benefit their home language.

Path to a new life takes these minority high school graduates back to preschool

In an effort to address the male minority teacher shortage, a new program offers teacher training to recent black and Latino male graduates with hopes that they will launch a teaching career in urban schools.

Colleges Discover the Rural Student
Students from rural areas, where residents are more likely to live in poverty and have lower education levels than those labeled urban, suburban or town, only make up less than 30 percent of college students nationwide.




Suspensions and expulsions in D.C. schools decrease, but racial disparities persist

While the number of students who are expelled or sent home for misbehaving in D.C. public schools and public charter schools has decreased overall, recent findings show that black students are nearly seven times more likely to be suspended than their white peers.