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December 09, 2010

Education Engagement: Parting Thoughts

While staffing a table at a "family empowerment" fair at my son's school last month, I thought: These are the rewards and limitations of parent and community engagement in schools. On the one hand, some parents were getting information that may bolster their children and families, contributing to ed...

November 11, 2010

Vounteer Basketball Coach Sues Local PTO

A California father is suing a parent teacher organization for being pushed out of his volunteer basketball coaching position.

November 03, 2010

Does Biological Child Development Trump Parental Involvement?

In 2010, many are quick to think that technology has made parental involvement in early childhood learning less necessary or less important. Indeed, it sometimes seems as if a tech-savvy generation is wiser, able to learn at younger ages, and more worldly than earlier generations. Not so, says new research.

November 03, 2010

Webinar Training for Family Engagement

Foundations, Inc., a nonprofit committed to improving educational experiences for America's children, is offering a webinar, "Involving Families in Your Program," November 4 at 1 pm.

October 25, 2010

Should Ex-Cons Be Allowed to Volunteer in Schools?

Most jurisdictions have laws prohibiting adults with criminal records from volunteering in schools. In fact, a Michigan mother was recently banned from volunteering at her child's school because of a past conviction for writing bad checks.

October 21, 2010

Union Opposes Parent Volunteers in Petaluma, Calif.

Unionized school employees in Petaluma, California, some of whom were laid off, don't like the fact that parent volunteers are now doing the work they were once paid to do.

October 05, 2010

Initiative Enlists Parents to be Data Consumers

Can parents be motivated to use their children's academic performance data to support and ensure timely high school graduation and college readiness?

September 17, 2010

National PTA Wants More Men Involved in Schools

The National PTA, in conjunction with its Men Organized to Raised Engagement Alliance and the National Fatherhood Leaders Group, has launched a campaign to get men off their duffs and more involved in the education, health, and well-being of children. This newly announced "Million Hours of Power" initiative aims to galvanize 350,000 men to serve in some capacity for at least three hours during this school year.

September 14, 2010

Thinking 'Out of the Box' on Recruiting Parent Volunteers

Why is it so hard to recruit parents to work in their children's schools? Should schools sweeten the pot for them?

September 13, 2010

Welcome to K-12, Parents & the Public

Former New York Times reporter Andrew L. Yarrow launches a new blog for EdWeek.

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