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 Teachers Can Build Productive Relationships With FamiliesAdvice for early-career teachers on working with students' parents and families.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.When educators engage with parents and caregivers around social and emotional learning, the benefits go both ways.Families & the Community Republicans' Confidence in Public Schools Plummets, Gallup Poll FindsRepublicans' confidence in public schools dropped more sharply than Democrats', the latest Gallup poll finds.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 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.