In the News: 2/20-2/24

February 24, 2017 03:15 PM
by / Topics: Improving Family Engagement

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

Relationship Building



What’s Working: Engaging Families as Education Partners
President of the Gates Foundation opens up about the impact of family engagement.

Strong Fathers program welcomes dads in the classroom

A program geared toward engaging fathers in their child’s academics is proven successful.

Home Visits with a STEM Twist
Sacramento State University began training in home visits for future math and science teachers to help families better understand the investment in STEM related education and how families can play a role in encouraging their students to pursue such careers.

Giving Parents a Prominent Voice in Schools
Education Week spotlights a ‘leader to learn from’ for her role prioritizing family engagement.

Race and Equity



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.

Remodeled River Terrace school aims to better serve special-education students

“River Terrace was once at the center of a contentious debate over whether to save the community school or sell the building to a developer, but D.C. Public Schools remodeled the building for special-education students.”

Fighting Student Homelessness

“Correspondent Lisa Stark reports from one of the poorest school districts in Kansas, which employs a unique program to help homeless students and their families.”




What Could Reverse D.C.’s Intense School Segregation?
A new report concludes that school choice divides race and class.

When School Doesn’t Seem Fair, Student May Suffer Lasting Effects

Research shows that when students lack trust in their educators, the effects are not short-lived.