School Funding: Where is the Money Going?

  In typical k-12 public school settings, the current national average student enrollment is around 503 in 2018-19 school year. That’s at least 500 parents and caregivers and that is a big number. School reform, turnaround and improvement is the objective for practically every urban and rural public school in the U.S. Particularly important in […]

To Educate Through the Cultural Lens

The existing definitions of family engagement in education encompass and emphasize the importance of school staff to support students in multiple ways. To best accomplish this, staff must build an awareness of how their beliefs and assumptions about family and community engagement influence their interactions with families and ultimately, their children-the students. The school community’s demographics […]

“Family-Friendly”: 25 Ways to Parent Involvement Success

Well, another school year is quickly coming to a close for K12 educators, and the planning process for the next academic school year has begun. Administrators and school staff are reflecting on which strategies, practices and programs worked and what can be improved. 21st Century community schools recognize the importance of family engagement and are partnering with parents […]