Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9-23-14 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"

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









Georgia School Board Member Won’t Let A Bad Idea Die: No Grad Tickets For Parents If They Don’t Come To Open House
Earlier in the year, I posted a news report about a Georgia School Board member who wanted to ban parents from their children’s high school graduation. It appears he has now refined his idea a bit further: “I think a parent should earn the right to attend a graduation,” he said. “How do you earn that right? Come to the open house. Come to curriculum night. And any other third thing that we deem im
“Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership”
Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership is a useful post from MindShift. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Parent/Teacher Conferences.
NYC School Threatens Parents With A Call To Child-Welfare Agency If They Pick-Up Their Kids Late
Charter school parents warned that late pick-ups could mean child-welfare report is the headline of an article in Chalkbeat: New York. Here’s how the article begins: A charter elementary school on the Lower East Side is telling families they will be reported to the city’s child-welfare agency if they make a habit of not picking up their child on time. And this story is the newest additions to The
NPR Offers Parent-Teacher Conference Advice
NPR offered two separate shows on Rethinking A Fall Classic: The Parent-Teacher Conference. I’m adding them to The Best Resources On Parent/Teacher Conferences.
“Parent Communication Toolbox”
Parent Communication Toolbox is a very useful post from Edutopia, written by Gwen Pescatore. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Using Technology To Help Engage Parents.
Parent Trigger Ready To Bring Chaos To Ohio Schools
Schools in Columbus, Ohio, are bracing for chaos as they become a pilot project for using the parent trigger. The former superintendent (don’t you love it when people make decisions and don’t hang around to deal with the consequences?) offered the city up to the state as a place to experiment. The state has chosen StudentsFirst as a “neutral party” to be responsible for informing parents — Unbelie


9-20-14 Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement":“With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise”Parent are rightfully concerned about who will be controlling school data about their child (see The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco). The New York Times just published With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise, which gives a pretty good overview of the issue.2 by La






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