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February 13, 2015

N.Y.C. School System Wants More Parents to Run for Education Councils

New York City's Department of Education is hoping to attract a more diverse group of parents to serve on its education councils.

January 23, 2015

What a Lesson Plan for Parent Engagement Looks Like

Let's make engaging students and families beyond our classrooms a part of every lesson plan, Megan M. Allen writes.

January 23, 2015

Healthy Parent-Teacher Relationships Start With Healthy Student-Teacher Ones

Teacher Adrianne G. Williams cultivates an environment where she focuses on students' interpersonal qualities as well as their academic ones. The students see her effort, she says, and the parents follow.

January 22, 2015

Engage Parents by Acting With Empathy

Learning how to listen and act with empathy is radically different from assuming traditional roles of teachers as experts, John M. Holland writes.

January 22, 2015

Talking With Students' Parents Can Be Uncomfortable. Do It Anyway.

By building relationships and keeping the communication lines open and honest, parents feel included and involved in their child's education, teacher Beth Adreon says.

January 21, 2015

Keep Your Students Close But Your Parents Closer

When teachers open up their classrooms and their teaching to parents, they build mutual trust and respect and avoid the nasty business of conflict, Eoin Lenihan writes.

January 06, 2015

Build the Bridge Between Schools and Their Communities

Relationships which build the future of communities and of our society, begin in our schools.

December 12, 2014

Teachers Share Their Weirdest Parent Encounters

An AskReddit post has gotten some interesting responses with the question, "Teachers of Reddit, what was the strangest encounter you've had with a student's parents?"

December 12, 2014

Teachers: Reaching Out to Parents Ain't Rocket Science

The key to mitigating racial biases in the classroom is for teachers to understand their students' culture, and that starts by understanding students' parents, educators say.

November 19, 2014

Principal Suspended After Failing to Give Parents Notice of School Shooting Drill

The realistic exercise included law enforcement officers carrying weapons through darkened hallways.

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