Here’s a snapshot of this week’s family engagement news:
A parent weighs in on the impact of a home visit and how it helped alleviate anxiety and build trust as her daughter started middle school in Brooklyn, NY.
Four years ago, California adopted a new system that makes it possible for districts with greater populations of disadvantaged students to receive more funding for public school education.
Even though language barriers keep some parents from understanding the content their students learn in the classroom, these Spanish-speaking parents are very much involved in unique bi-lingual parent engagement events.
“Severely segregated “apartheid” schools. Sounds like something from a different era. But a new report finds almost three quarters of the schools in D.C. are intensely segregated, with 90 percent or more of their population in minority groups.”
“Even several decades ago, it wasn’t hard for Gary Orfield to convince white parents in his Washington, D.C., neighborhood to send their kids to a racially segregated black school.”
Schools explore the positive results of providing small grants to low-income students who are a risk for dropping out or not graduating on time.
“Despite the importance of postsecondary education to the economic and social vitality of the U.S. and the individuals who pursue this academic goal, the educational pipeline to and through college is broken for communities of color, the fastest growing segment of the population.”
The District’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released a report that outlined the decrease in D.C. schools’ suspension rates and procedures in place that ensure the practice is in the best interest of all children and families.
Principals from three of our Family Engagement Partnership (FEP) schools led a panel discussion exploring the benefits and impact of implementing effective family engagement strategies in their school community and culture.