In the News: 7/3-7/7

July 7, 2017 12:56 PM
by / Topics: Improving Family Engagement

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

Tools and Resources



What Is the Future of Parental Engagement?

Author Matthew Lynch reflects on three innovative edtech companies that he believes will shape the future of parent–teacher communication: ClassTag, ParentSquare, and School Messenger.




Just Having Data Changes How Schools Make Decisions. But Should It?

A new study argues for private companies to be more transparent about the research behind student data benchmarks on educational apps.

Race and Equity



The Charter-School Equity Push

STRIVE Prep Federal, a charter school network in Denver, is committed to serving more diverse populations in its schools, like students with disabilities and students who are non-native English speakers.

Boser and Baffour: Making School Integration Work for the 21st Century

Authors Ulrich Boser and Perpetual Baffour share their new report featuring Baltimore and D.C. parents’ perspectives on school diversity and integration policies, and argue that families and communities should be empowered to develop solutions.

New on the Blog



Most Families Say Ongoing Communication Supports Student Learning

In this post, we share highlights from family focus groups about ongoing communication in our Family Engagement Partnership schools.

Flamboyan Leads a Presentation on Family Listening Sessions at the 8th Annual DC Data Summit

On July 13, Flamboyan Foundation will thought-partner with over 200 participants and experts at the 8th Annual DC Data Summit hosted by Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS).