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February 28, 2014
Why I am passionate about education and parent engagement
Parent advocate Princess Mack explains how her passion for helping parents get involved in their children's education stems from her own experience slipping through cracks in the school system.
February 24, 2014
How Denver Public Schools can improve its parent engagement: a parent's view
A Denver Public Schools parent has some tips for how the district can more effectively communicate with and engage parents to boost student achievement.
February 20, 2014
Colorado Academic Standards give parents peace of mind
A parent and Stand for Children parent leader explains why the new Colorado Academic Standards help him feel more confident that his students will learn and be ready for college and beyond.
January 9, 2014
Fariña's parent engagement strategy starts with index cards
“I hope you hold me accountable,” Chancellor Carmen Fariña told a group of parent leaders this morning. “And by June, I’d love to ask you: Are the communications between us and parents better?”
December 17, 2013
Memphis Stand UP parents graduate as organization plans new direction
Some 140 Memphis parents participated in Stand UP trainings this fall at six Memphis schools. Stand UP will not continue to exist in its current iteration, but its parent group, Stand for Children, plans to continue to run parent-education sessions.
December 5, 2013
Shelby County Schools closed Friday due to inclement weather
Shelby County Schools and offices will be closed Friday because of inclement weather. Forecasters are predicting a possible ice storm with temperatures dipping to 17 degrees.
October 25, 2013
Empty halls at one high school’s parent-teacher conference night
John Elfrank-Dana, the UFT chapter leader at beleaguered Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan, sent over this picture of Bergtraum’s halls at 7:15…
September 17, 2013
Understanding School Accountability Committees
School Accountability Committees are required by law, but not well understood. Here's a primer on what they do.
August 23, 2013
Seven ways to prepare for middle and high school transitions
Educators talk about how parents can help new sixth- and ninth-graders make the transition to middle and high school.
July 31, 2013
Parent Q&A: Choosing a STEM school
I’m considering a STEM school for my child, but I’m not sure what to look for or how to compare schools. Can you help?
June 21, 2013
Parent Q&A: Kindergarten at five or six?
Parents who have children with summer birthdays often wonder whether to send them to kindergarten at age five or six. Here are some factors to consider.
May 31, 2013
Parent blog: The end of elementary school
EdNews Colorado writer Julie Poppen reflects on the end of her daughter's elementary school experience and looks ahead with excitement (for the most part).
May 21, 2013
Ask an Expert: Top summer learning posts
Are you getting nervous about how to fill those long summer hours with your kids and keep them learning? Look no further.
May 14, 2013
Ask an Expert: Questions about food dyes
A Denver nutritionist says parents should be concerned about food dyes and flavorings even though the research can be mixed.
May 1, 2013
Ask an Expert: Combatting end-of-school-year stress
Are the last few weeks of the 2012-2013 school year making your head spin? Get some tips from this EdNews Parent expert.
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