While staffing a table at a "family empowerment" fair at my son's school last month, I thought: These are the rewards and limitations of parent and community engagement in schools. On the one hand, some parents were getting information that may bolster their children and families, contributing to educational success. On the other, I, and we, should be reaching so many more parents. The rest of life, including blogs, is kind of like that. While my time in the education blogosphere has been brief (but what's not on the internet?), I am now sadly and excitedly moving on to another ...
The K-12 Partnership Report is published 10 times a year online to provide partnership and foundation leaders with information they can use in designing strong and sustainable community/school initiatives.
A new partnership has been formed among the Union Settlement Association, the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, and AT&T New York to bring intergenerational tutoring to East Harlem's public schools.
Donald Stedman, nearly 80, launched New Voices to help young people with extreme mobility and communicative disabilities get good educations in public schools.
State aid to New Jersey's public schools is down $900 million. The school's Halloween auction raised $430.
A pretty environment and good schools are more likely to make people "connect" with their communities than jobs, economic development, and low crime rates, according to a new report
According to my local source, PTAs are being asked to jump through hoops by their insurance companies, particularly when they are sponsoring athletic activities, but even when they're having regular meetings.
A California father is suing a parent teacher organization for being pushed out of his volunteer basketball coaching position.
Icouldbe.org's online mentoring connects mentors and at-risk youth in low-income communities and focuses on college preparation for these teenagers.
In 2010, many are quick to think that technology has made parental involvement in early childhood learning less necessary or less important. Indeed, it sometimes seems as if a tech-savvy generation is wiser, able to learn at younger ages, and more worldly than earlier generations. Not so, says new research.