In the News: 2/13-2/17

February 17, 2017 03:53 PM
by / Topics: Improving Family Engagement

Here’s a snapshot of this week’s family engagement news:

Relationship Building



How Urban Community School helps students and families thrive
By implementing effective family engagement practices, one school sees positive signs of student improvement and achievement.

Home visits offer students, parents and teachers a chance to build better relationships
A grant designated specifically for parent-teacher home visits helps a school address and narrow the “opportunity gap” between kids living in poverty and those who aren’t.

Race and Equity



Clean Sweep: How Washers in School Boost Attendance and Improve Day-to-day Life for the Neediest Students
Three schools in Nashville install washers and dryers in schools so students and families can access clean laundry to reduce chronic absenteeism.

Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Wizzes

An experimental program showcases the proven results that surface when minority students are better prepared to succeed in STEM-related courses.

New on the Blog



FEP Schools, Leaders, and Teachers Named Standing Ovation Winners
When news broke that eight schools in the Family Engagement Partnership (FEP) were represented in the 2017 Standing Ovation Awards for their dedication and excellence, Flamboyan was proud to share in the celebration.