Community Engagement

Families & the Community Opinion It's Hard to Stay on Top of Education Policy. You've Got to Have a Strategy
There's no one-stop shop to get everything you need from education policy, politics, and practice, writes academic Deven E. Carlson.
Deven E. Carlson, January 13, 2020
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Families & the Community Opinion When Online Surfing Replaced Long Days in a Dusty Library
Changing what and where I read has reshaped how I write about research—and where I publish that writing, explains Jo Boaler.
Jo Boaler, January 13, 2020
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Families & the Community Opinion Education News Has Become a Surging River. Here's How I Stay Afloat
It’s hard to overstate how profoundly the internet has altered the media landscape, writes Frederick M. Hess. Have our habits caught up?
Rick Hess, January 13, 2020
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Families & the Community Opinion 5 Guidelines to Avoid Getting Bamboozled by Misleading News
Deceptive news and research is having a heyday. Here’s how distinguished professor Donna Y. Ford cuts through the clutter.
Donna Y. Ford, January 13, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion That Tricky Work-Life Balance: How One Teacher Found a Solution
Teacher Quan Neloms found one simple change that helped him find a healthy work-life balance to be able to spend more time with his family.
Quan Neloms, December 31, 2019
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Federal High Stakes for Schools If 2020 Census Undercounts Latino Families
For communities with significant numbers of Latino and immigrant residents, the barriers to an accurate 2020 Census count are high—and so are the stakes for their schools, which could lose hundreds of millions of dollars if counts are inaccurate.
Corey Mitchell, November 21, 2019
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School & District Management Opinion There Is Rampant Distrust in Education. Here's How to Fix That
Is it possible to replace a culture of long-simmering distrust? Only if education leaders make some serious changes, writes Katherine Schultz.
Katherine Schultz, June 19, 2019
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Mahamed Cali is a parent evaluator in the Minneapolis school district where he uses his connections in the city’s Somali community to gather feedback from immigrant parents on their experiences with the school system.
Mahamed Cali is a parent evaluator in the Minneapolis school district where he uses his connections in the city’s Somali community to gather feedback from immigrant parents on their experiences with the school system.
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Families & the Community A District Knew It Was Failing Some Students. How It's Using Parents to Help
The Minneapolis district—with large achievement gaps between white and black students—is enlisting parents from communities of color to help it gather broader and better feedback on how to improve.
Denisa R. Superville, June 18, 2019
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Carmon Pool Drummond holds a stack of paperwork she used to file a complaint with the state of Oklahoma, saying her son was not receiving appropriate special education services.
Carmon Pool Drummond holds a stack of paperwork she used to file a complaint with the state of Oklahoma, saying her son was not receiving appropriate special education services.
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Special Education Parent of Spec. Ed. Student Spotlights Powerful Tool for Advocacy
One mother’s complaint to the state of Oklahoma regarding her child prompts a state order affecting students with disabilities throughout Tulsa.
Christina A. Samuels, April 30, 2019
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Classroom Technology How These 4 Educators Are Using Ed Tech to Transform Their Teaching
Learn how four teachers used new ed-tech tools to improve student engagement, differentiate learning, deploy better assessments, and communicate more effectively with parents.
Madeline Will & Sarah Schwartz, April 23, 2019
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Families & the Community How Well Are Schools Supporting Military Children With Special Needs? (Video)
Any parent whose child has special needs can find navigating a school system challenging. But that stress is compounded for military families, who move repeatedly among schools that may offer different services.
Mike Bock, January 31, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Public Schools Get Creative to Meet Military Children's Needs (Video)
There are more than 1 million children in the U.S. whose parents are active duty military. This video explores some of the ways school leaders can work to meet these students' needs.
Mike Bock, January 30, 2019
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Leadership Opinion Want to Be a Public Scholar? Here's What You Need to Know
Five education scholars share their best advice for how to make have your voice heard in education policy and practice
January 15, 2019
Every Student Succeeds Act DeVos Team Holds 'Design Challenge' for ESSA Report Cards
The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to publish a host of new information, including data on school-by-school spending, long-term English-learners, homeless and foster students, and more.
Alyson Klein, November 27, 2018
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