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June 25, 2015

Partnership Launches Emotional Intelligence Resources for Families

GreatSchools, known for producing profiles of schools, has announced a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

June 25, 2015

The Opt-Out Movement Could Provide the Seeds for the Revolution We Need

Now is an opportunity to reach out to the parents who have become actively engaged in a movement to protect children from the stresses of over testing, and capture their interest and energy.

June 24, 2015

Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.

June 15, 2015

Could Parents Be Allies in Schools' Efforts to Build Growth Mindsets in Students?

New materials aim to teach parents about the research behind schools' growth mindset work.

June 05, 2015

More School Districts Develop Parent-Engagement Programs, Departments

Family-engagement advocates who have worked on the sidelines say there are signs that more districts are implementing system-wide strategies to effectively involve parents.

May 27, 2015

Study: Teacher Outreach to Parents Has 'Under-Explored Potential' in Schools

A new study by researchers at Harvard and Brown University finds that regular personalized communications from teachers to parents can in fact have a sizable impact on students' chances for success in their classes.

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

March 13, 2015

Preschoolers More Likely to Lie, Fight When Daddy's Depressed, Study Finds

Young children with depressed dads are more likely to fight, lie, and show anxiety, finds a new study.

March 06, 2015

N.Y. Elementary School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

A N.Y. elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework, but some parents are resisting the changes.

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.

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