Parent Engagement

PIQE Supporting Families at School and Home

PIQE: Supporting Families at School and Home

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

Jose, the youngest of five kids, moved to Oakdale, California from Mexico when he was just 10 years old. He and his family stepped into a daunting new reality, facing heartbreaking setbacks. “It was a struggle,” Jose recalled. “Not only did we have to learn a new language, but my…

A Parent Academy Driving Toward One Goal: Ensure Students Succeed

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

The phrase “student success” likely brings to mind the image of a child in the classroom, putting pen to paper and working through complex math or reading comprehension problems. But it’s what happens behind the scenes—beyond the classroom walls—that can contribute to a student’s ability to reach his or her…

Employers and Families Teaming Up on Behalf of Students in New Orleans

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

For busy families, navigating the education system can be intimidating. This is especially true today, because as education systems continue to grow, support for parents to understand those systems is not necessarily keeping pace. A nonprofit called EdNavigator launched in 2015 to help address this very challenge. They began by…

Survey Says: Parents are Willing Partners on Personalized Learning, But We Must Engage Them

November 10, 2016 | Personalized Learning

We’ve all heard it. Anyone who has been working in education for any length of time knows by now:  We can’t fix education if parents aren’t involved. Unfortunately, too often we see well-meaning education reform efforts fail because their supporters didn’t cultivate buy-in, not only from educators, but from the…

New Roadmap Helps Parents Support Children’s Progress

April 21, 2016 | Student Achievement

Just as teachers are the experts on learning, parents are the experts when it comes to their children. And just as teachers need access to high-quality tools, so too do parents. That’s the mission of Learning Heroes—to inform parents about what’s happening in classrooms and equip them to support their…

Engaging Parents to Advance Higher Expectations

July 15, 2015 | Common Core

By Cheryl A. Redfield Recent events in the long pursuit of common ground with policymakers around support for Common Core has left me scratching my head and searching for answers. The reality is that too many state legislatures have disregarded over four years of impressive teaching and learning in our…