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» A Culture that Engages Every Family, Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D.

» How to Revitalize Your School-Parent Compact, Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D.

» How Do You Know if You're Really Open to Partnership, Anne Henderson & Karen Mapp

»PTA--Gateway to Engagement, Advocacy, and Access, Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

» The Power of Asking-Instead of Telling, Jody McVittie, M.D.

» Empathy in Action, Rick Ackerly, Ed.M.



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Managing Your Child�s Food Allergy at School
By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. on October 9, 2013
   

Does your child have a food allergy? Here are some ways you can be an advocate for your child during school celebrations, and throughout the year.

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Volunteer Deja Vu All Over Again
By Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D. on September 27, 2013
   

Getting volunteers in schools can be a daunting task. Many schools and parent organzations struggle to get the volunteer support they need. While everyone agrees that getting volunteers isn't easy, here are some tips to get your organization started down the right road.

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Employing Restorative Measures to Stop Bullying
By Josette Luvmour, PhD on September 4, 2013
   

Back to school is here and the topic of Bullying in schools in on everyone’s mind. We now know that exclusionary discipline harms children and communities. In this blog-post I share some useful tools that I learned at a recent conference that focused on Restorative Justice Discipline for schools.

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Should Schools Teach Values or is that the Parents� Responsibility?
By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on August 25, 2013
   

Teachers have to work harder because parents are doing a bad job of teaching morality and values? There was a time when teachers didn’t have to teach morality, values and “behavior?” This kind of talk can only come from people who don't understand education.

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April is Autism Awareness Month: 4 Great Reads from Parents in the Know
By Meryl Ain, Ed.D on April 28, 2013
   

April is Autism Awareness Month. If you are a parent who knows or suspects that your child has autism, there is a large online parent community that will provide you and your child with support and resources.

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Common Core Standards: What Parents Need to Know
By Ryan M. Tracy on March 25, 2013
   

Leveling the educational playihg field for all students regardless of their zip code is what Common Core Standards are deemed to provide. But we will need the support of our parents to truly initiate these standards in our states.

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When Parents Advocate for the Right Stuff
By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on March 7, 2013
   

When we parents advocate for our children, let's make sure we advocate for the right things.

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Kindergarten � Successfully Launching Your Child Into the K-12 System
By Meryl Ain, Ed.D on March 4, 2013
   

Is your five-year-old going to kindergarten next fall? Here are some tips to make for a seamless transition for you and your child.

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Alfie Kohn on Parent Involvement in Education
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on February 11, 2013
   

Alfie Kohn, a highly respected leader in the field of education and parenting, asks some critical questions about parent involvement. Are we so focused on how many parents are involved that we've lost sight of the nature of their engagement?

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I Don't Think There's an App for That
By Dr. Steven M. Constantino on January 22, 2013
   

With the increased use of technology, social media, and apps for just about everything in our lives, there is a limit to what technology can do to foster real family engagement in schools. While the apps developed for family engagement are impressive, do they really engage anyone?

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