In the News: 3/13-3/17

March 17, 2017 12:16 PM
by / Topics: Improving Family Engagement

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

New on the Blog



PRIDE in SLCs: Behind the Scenes With Jefferson Academy in D.C.
With this photo essay, we go behind the scenes at Jefferson Academy to share the impact of Student-Led Conferences (SLCs).

Up Close: Supporting the Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) Model
This week, we’ll begin to dive into the way our family engagement framework actually lives out in the work we do across the academic continuum, and specifically how we support the implementation of the Academic Parent-Teacher Team (APTT) meeting model in our Family Engagement Partnership (FEP) schools.

Relationship Building



Washingtonians Celebrate Educators and School Communities at Annual Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools
“Washington, DC —Tonight, DC Public Schools (DCPS) celebrates the district’s top teachers, leaders, and school communities at the seventh annual Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools, held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. City officials, corporate sponsors and business leaders will join nearly 2,000 educators for an evening of honoring excellence in education.”

This principal makes house calls every week
A principal who visits 15 different students at their homes a week to celebrate their week-long achievements and gift them with a “your principal is proud of you” pencil shares how the experience has shifted his mindset.

As Education Goes Digital, Some Parents Are Left Behind
District leaders in New York aim to find ways to better engage families in STEM-related education.

Race and Equity



Looking Into Education’s Crystal Ball
School leaders elevate ‘equity’ and ‘student voice’ as two main components that will transform education in the next 20 to 30 years.




Aligning and Integrating Family Engagement in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
“A new paradigm is emerging and gaining strength, characterized by equal partnerships among children, youth, families, and youth-serving staff and leaders, and the research base is growing and documenting that when these partnerships are in place positive educational, health, mental health, social and occupational outcomes for youth are promoted.”

Tools and Resources



One and All: Strategies to Protect Students, Reject Bullying, and Build Communities Where Everyone Thrives
“A new website with stories, videos, and resources designed to spark a shared conversation about how educators can protect students, respond to harassment, and build strong, positive, and inclusive schools.”