Articles: Parents

1/11/2013

Communicate every step. Keep the community aware at every phase of the turf field proposal and project, and keep costs transparent.

11/8/2012
Parents from Desert Trails School

Desert Trails Elementary School in Adelanto, Calif. has been on the federal watch list for failing schools for six years, with only one-third of sixth-graders at grade level in reading and math.

9/18/2012

What is at stake for K12 education in next month’s presidential election? Both President Obama and Gov.

7/25/2012
guidance counselors

The national appetite for combating bullying at the elementary and secondary level in many cases is outpacing the ability of school districts to hire the guidance counselors who head up such efforts, although increased awareness of and sophistication in handling bullying

7/25/2012
Bully

Even if you haven’t seen Bully, you most likely know it’s a documentary, featuring six students nationwide who were tormented physically and verbally in school for simply being considered different by their peers.

4/18/2012

If we as educators could successfully teach all children by ourselves, then it seems that we would have already done so. We haven’t, and that should be all the motivation to promote family engagement in districts nationwide.

3/23/2012

Monitoring a child with severe food allergies is no easy task. Monitoring hundreds of such children within a district of 30,000 students is even harder.

3/21/2012

For the last few years, a trend has been emerging in K12 education funding with a clear message: Partnerships equal power.

2/24/2012

The New Tech Network, which began in 1996 as a nonprofit school improvement organization, made a splash at the Educon conference in Philadelphia earlier this year, explaining how it reformed 86 schools in 16 states.

2/24/2012

Move over Groupon and Living Social; Schoola is the newest deal-of-the-day Web site, and its mission is to help schools raise money.

1/26/2012

It’s a drug prevention conversation—and program—that was largely missing as recently as a decade ago in most middle and high schools.

12/23/2011

Every state in the country now has a longitudinal data system extending beyond test scores, according to the Data Quality Campaign’s seventh annual Data for Action analysis.

12/23/2011

As we welcome in 2012, let’s do a quick recap of the new state of the world of education, shall we?

12/21/2011

The concept of an open-door policy has deep meaning in the school district serving Mason County, a large pocket of northeastern Kentucky that comprises everything from rural farms to low-income housing projects in Maysville, the county seat.

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