Families & the Community
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to engage parents and community members in the education of young people.
See also: Parents, Community Engagement, Communications
- Families & the Community Opinion How to Preserve the Good Parts of Pandemic SchoolingYes, there have been a few silver linings for student well-being in the pandemic. Let’s not lose them now, write two researchers.Families & the Community COVID Protocols Keep Changing. Here's How Schools Can Keep Parents in the KnowParents and educators shared best practices for effective communication related to the pandemic. It all centers on transparency.Families & the Community Teachers' Union, Education Groups Unite to Resist Critical Race Theory BansSome of the country’s most prominent education groups are organizing against efforts to restrict teaching students about racism.Families & the Community From Our Research Center Households With Kids See Continued Educational Hurdles as Pandemic Drags OnInteractions with teachers, ed-tech access, and postsecondary plans remain sources of stress, monthly U.S. Census Bureau data shows.Families & the Community Only Half of Parents Plan to Vaccinate Their Children, New Poll FindsThe percentage of parents willing to vaccinate their elementary school-aged children against COVID-19 was just 46 percent.Families & the Community Survey: Even With Delta Worries, Vast Majority of Parents Plan for In-Person LearningMany parents say the academic and social needs of students are driving their decision to send kids back, a new RAND Corporation survey found.Families & the Community Opinion Q&A Collections: Parent Engagement in SchoolsTen years' worth of posts about parent engagement in schools.Families & the Community Reports Parents and Schools During a Pandemic: Results of a National SurveyThe EdWeek Research Center surveyed parents to learn about how they view schools’ response to the pandemic. This report details findings.Families & the Community Video Meet the Parent Activists of the PandemicFour stories of parents who organized others to get children the education and resources they need, despite institutional headwinds.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.Strengthening family-school partnerships has perhaps never been more critical than it is today. Join this webinar to hear from Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D., senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and authorFamilies & the Community Opinion Vaccinating Teachers Is Just One Part of the Reopening PuzzleWinning parents' trust back is every bit as important in bringing every student back into the classroom.Families & the Community Photos PHOTOS: Schools as COVID-19 Vaccination ClinicsA look at how and where school districts are using their facilities to host Covid-19 vaccination clinics.Families & the Community Audio A Storm, Power Outages, and a Pandemic: Texas Educators and Families Describe a School Year UpendedOn top of the deadly pandemic, millions of people in Texas lost heat and water for days after a winter storm. Hear how families and educators coped.Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Relying on Community Values: How One School Leader Advocates for Vulnerable FamiliesCarissa Purnell’s work at the Family Resource Centers in Salinas, Calif., is a lifeline for families, many of them migrant farm workers.Families & the Community Leader To Learn From Driving Academic Improvement by Empowering ParentsCentral to turning around public education in Detroit is reengaging the parents who had been largely cut out of the district.