After finally lashing back at an insolent parent, I realize why its important for me, the teacher, to apologize first—and never go there again.
All Blog Posts With parent involvement Tag or Category
July 11, 2014
June 13, 2014
A pair of Johns Hopkins researchers explore why low-income men father children outside of marriage.
May 26, 2014
A new study finds that certain types of parent involvement may make more of a difference than others when it comes to schools' efforts to make Adequate Yearly Progress toward improving their test scores under No Child Left Behind.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
April 14, 2014
Schools will have more success in addressing the issues of public education in their school systems (such as student performance, funding, school closures, and bond elections) when there is a strong group of parents who partner with their children's schools as well as with the school system as a whole, says Stephanie Hirsh and Anne Foster.
April 09, 2014
In this guest blog post, Diane Miller makes a passionate plea for radically changing our cultural definition of "community." If we want the conditions of the world to improve, then those of us who have choice must choose to live differently for the common good of all humanity, especially the children.
January 29, 2014
Dr. Anthony L. Moore, an assistant superintendent of schools in Kansas City, Missouri, writes Part 2 of his guest blog on increasing low parental engagement in urban settings. He challenges schools to roll out the "red carpet" for parents and provides his "Top 10" list of ways parents can elevate their own level of engagement in their child's education.
January 22, 2014
Urban schools are notorious for having low parental engagement. In part one of his two-part guest blog, Dr. Anthony L. Moore, a school district leader in Kansas City, Missouri, outlines the difference between parental involvement vs. parental engagement and sets the stage for laying out his specific, practical strategies for increasing parent participation.
January 13, 2014
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urges attendees at a "parent summit" to raise their voices to bring about policy and cultural changes that will improve schools.
December 31, 2013
Researchers say updating parents on their children's eating habits at school is a cheap, quick way to encourage healthy choices.