November 2012 Archives

A revised guide for parents from the U.S. Department of Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration will help parents who want to prevent their children from using and abusing drugs and alcohol.

Parents, and their children, are increasingly the targets of advertising from virtual education businesses interested in making them customers, a published report says.

Middle school parents often fail to volunteer at their children's school, but a Texas school found a way to get them involved in promoting healthier meals and lifestyles, at school and at home.

As children's first teachers, parents are reminded to exhibit an "attitude of gratitude" about education, and the people who make it possible.

After Superstorm Sandy's devastation, parents from across the country are coming to the aid of students, families, and schools still disrupted by the storm's aftermath.

Twenty-six Chicago Public Schools principals share their creative ideas for successfully engaging parents in their children's education in a new booklet recently released by CPS.

Getting parents on board in efforts to promote student health has benefits in school, and at home, say presenters at a webinar presented recently.

As news reports highlight the looming "fiscal cliff," parents may be scratching their heads wondering what it means for them, and their children. Organizations are mobilizing to save billions for public education.

The successful launch of Parent University New Haven offers a blueprint for communities that want to produce a similar event in their public schools.

Parents' engagement in school health will be the focus of National Parent Involvement Day on Nov. 15, with the Centers for Disease Control releasing resources and planning a webinar and Twitter chat to increase awareness of how parents can become more involved.

Parents and families in districts with a total of 150,000 students could benefit from programs that received the promise of Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grants from the U.S. Department of Education today, as long as each program can raise 10 percent of the grant's total value by December 7.

Schools looking for ways to connect with parents using technology must sometimes teach parents how to make digital connections.

Election Day is Nov. 6, and parents must decide what they will tell their children and what attitudes they will convey about the importance of voting. Meanwhile, schools appear to be playing less of a role in civic engagement, a non-profit's analysis shows.

At 70 Chicago public schools with low parent-involvement scores, parents who attend a conference for their children will receive a $25 "Balance Rewards" card at Walgreen's.


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