Questions about promoting parent engagement create quite a buzz in the educational community.

E.M. Stanton Elementary School, a successful neighborhood public school in Philadelphia, recently survived an attempt to close it down.

As many school districts begin to finalize their budgets this spring, it is the perfect time for parents to get involved in the budget process, says one blogger.

To reach out to parents in Rancho Cordova, Calif., a van equipped with laptops and WiFi, a Smartboard, books, and binders visits public schools and the local library.

An elementary school in Fairfax, Va., wins honors from the National PTA for its parent engagement efforts.

A Johns Hopkins academic studies parents' involvement, and lack of involvement, in a predominantly African American inner-city high school.

The American Federation for Children, a pro-voucher group, launched a new campaign called "Parents Know Best" to engage parents in pursuing better educational options for their children.

Together for Tomorrow is a new "all hands on deck" initiative encouraging parents and community partners to help students in persistently low-performing schools.

Successful school, family and community partnership programs require eight essential elements, according to the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS).

Parents wanting to protest the conditions at all-male Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit organized a student walkout this week, according to the Detroit Free Press.


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