Families & the Community
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to engage parents and community members in the education of young people.
- Families & the Community How Can Parents Best Support Teachers? We AskedWe asked educators on social media to share the most helpful ways families can support their work.Families & the Community Jill Biden: The Teacher-Parent Partnership Can Be 'Powerful'First lady Jill Biden emphasized the value of educator and family partnerships in a speech at the National Parent Teachers Association convention Friday.Families & the Community The Ed. Dept.'s New Parent Council: What Will It Do?The U.S. Department of Education launched the council to facilitate better communication between schools and the families they serve.Families & the Community N.Y.C. Schools Restarting Critically Needed Blood Donation Drives Stalled by COVIDTeens and educators are scrambling to bring school-based blood drives back to pre-pandemic levels.Families & the Community Video One Parent’s Approach to Advocacy Through CommunityIn advocating for the nutritional needs of her children, one parent has found strength in community.Families & the Community Students Need Help to Rebuild Attendance Habits. Here Are 3 Things Schools Can Do NowA new resource guide offers ways schools can address barriers to school attendance after years of COVID-driven disruption.Families & the Community Everyone Vented on Social Media About Schools in the PandemicWas any of it productive?Families & the Community Opinion Parents Are Among Teachers' Best AssetsDon't view parents as obstacles. See them as partners to enhance student learning.Families & the Community Opinion Lessons Teachers Have Learned From Students' FamiliesReaching students comes easier if teachers see themselves as equal partners with families.Families & the Community Q&A Blood Donations Dropped When Schools Closed. Here's What Teens Learn by Giving a PintA COVID-related decline in high school blood drives added to a national blood shortage. A Red Cross official shares how schools can help.Families & the Community In Their Own Words 'Every Parent Should Be Able to Feel This Way': How Black School Leaders Build Trust With FamiliesAs pandemic protections loosen, a New York mother and physician says her children's principals are exemplars for keeping students safe.Families & the Community What the Research Says Lessons Learned From Pandemic Learning PodsA majority of the parents and teachers in the pods wanted to continue them, but they mostly served white and wealthier families.Families & the Community As Book Bans Spread, Suburban Moms Who Oppose Them Are Fighting BackThese mothers have deployed a series of unique strategies to convince board members to keep books about racism and homophobia.Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Philadelphia Leader Brings a Bold Approach to Family EngagementJenna Monley has launched bold new parent-engagement programs, while also honing a time-honored strategy: listening.Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Using the Power of Language to Serve Students and FamiliesMarifer Sager has made language translation services in the Portland, Ore., district more accessible, timely, and relevant.