In the News: 2/27-3/3

March 3, 2017 11:17 AM
by / Topics: Improving Family Engagement

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

Relationship Building



Q&A: Trise Moore, the Federal Way educator getting national recognition for engaging families in schools

“Trise Moore, head of family and community engagement for Federal Way schools, was honored nationally as a pioneer in that field by Education Week.”

Families tackle tasks at STEM night at Woolley Elementary
A school that normally hosts literacy and math family engagement events explored adding a science family engagement night to the equation.

N.C. Principal Visits Every Student’s Home
During the school year, one principal visits more than 900 families to be sure each and every student is attended to.

This Barber Gives Grade-Schoolers Free Haircuts – as Long as They Read or do Math While He Snips
After one barber noticed that boys at his niece’s elementary school needed haircuts, he asked the principal if he could provide free haircut services in exchange for the boys reading aloud or doing math equations.

Race and Equity



Young black man teaches Ward 7 students reading and rising above
For “Read Across America Day,” WUSA spotlights a DCPS program at a school in Ward 7 for pre-k students who are tutored by a recent black male graduate who reinforces literacy skills as well as social-emotional ones.




Schools Often Fail to Educate, Support English-Language Learners

“Limited English proficiency remains a substantial barrier to academic success for millions of children in K-12 schools.”

Improving Parent-Teacher Relationships Can Help Students Succeed, Study Finds
“Professional development is often focused on helping teachers improve for students. But what about for their parents?”