Sunday, May 18, 2014

Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"

Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement":

“Does Family Engagement Matter?”
Does Family Engagement Matter? is a response to the now infamous “Broken Compass” book questioning the usefulness of parent involvement. It’s written by three of the top experts in the field – Karen L. Mapp, Anne T. Henderson, and Nancy E. Hill. I’m adding it to The Best Commentaries On The “Broken Compass” Parent Involvement Book.
Sorry For Multiple Emails To Readers Using That Subscription Option — Problem Should Be Fixed Now
Readers who subscribe to this blog by email received multiple email notifications of yesterday’s post. I know it hasn’t been the first time this has occurred, but Edublogs has gotten on the problem and it should be fixed for good now. I apologize for any inconvenience…

MAY 15

“Scoreboards and butterfly gardens: Is parent fundraising equitable in Montgomery?”
Scoreboards and butterfly gardens: Is parent fundraising equitable in Montgomery? is an article that appeared in The Washington Post. Here’s an excerpt: Parent fundraising and private donations have produced enviable results at some Montgomery County schools: athletic scoreboards, artificial turf, a nearly $250,000 elementary school improvement project. Other schools have seen little of such large

MAY 13

Zuckerberg’s $100 Million Donation To Newark Schools — Parents & Children Lose
I’ve published a number of posts about the $100 million donation Mark Zuckerberg made to Newark’s schools, particularly its sham parent engagement program (see The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook). There’s a big new article in The New Yorker about it but, if you don’t have time to read it, Salon has a very useful summary. Definitely check it out…

MAY 11

“District of Columbia Expands Family-Engagement Program”
District of Columbia Expands Family-Engagement Program is the title of an Education Week post. Here’s an excerpt: Twenty-one schools will participate in the parent partnership program during the 2014-15 school year. Each participating school receives a grant for up to $25,000, Melissa Salmanowitz, spokeswoman for the District’s school system, wrote in an email. According to the release, the Family

MAY 10

Guest Post: Report From The National Family Engagement Conference
I’ve previously published short reports on last month’s National Family Engagement Conference. Today, Carrie Rose, Executive Director of the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project, has written this guest post about it: Parent-Teacher Home Visits Fit DOE’s Vision Researcher Karen L. Mapp’s lifts up PTHVP in Family Engagement Framework CINCINNATI- Back in the day, did your grandma help with costumes for