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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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Make Summer Reading a Priority
By Ryan Tracy on June 10, 2013
   

The Summer months are a great way to encourage reading for their children. Read further how you can set up a summer plan for your children

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Why Family Involvement? Because What Happens at Home Comes to School
By Maria Chesley Fisk, PhD on June 3, 2013
   

Our families are, in essence, our living textbooks - they teach lesson after lesson on how much to value hard work, how to manage time, and how to treat ourselves and others. Learn what research says families do that makes a difference to student learning and achievement.

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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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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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Five New Year's Resolutions for Parents
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on December 26, 2012
   

New Year’s is a time to reflect on the past and make plans for the future. Why not use this time to reflect on the genius in your child, and then make plans to nurture that genius throughout the year?

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Parent Engagement Work Yields Hundreds of Parent Graduates
By Ryan M. Tracy on November 17, 2012
   

Parent Engagement work has to be scaled up to reach the masses of parents. In this article, see how Stand for Children's, Stand UP (University for Parents) program reached hundreds of parents this fall.

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This Week's #PTchat - Creating a Positive Learning Environment At Home & At School
By Joe Mazza on November 13, 2012
   

Maxine Shaw, Head of Hazelwood School in Surrey, England said in an article for the autumn issue of Attain Magazine, “The very best schools will set children on a journey.” She continues on to say, “…each child sees themselves as an octopus, in a string bag, on a zip wire. As the child travels along the zip wire they will be able to swing away from the central line, grabbing every opportunity that is offered to them.”

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�Twice-Exceptional� (or 2e)�.What???
By Paula J Hillmann PhD, LPC on November 11, 2012
   

Having a child labeled “Gifted & Talented” in addition to another label such as “ADHD” or “LD” or “OCD” etc. can be confusing and frustrating. Today, the term “twice exceptional” or “2e” has become commonly used to describe these children.

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This Week's #PTChat: Making Home Visits Successful
By Joe Mazza on November 6, 2012
   

This week’s Parent-Teacher Chat on Twitter focuses on “home visits” made by educators to engage families. Virginia Supt. Dr. Steve Constantino and Iowa Principal JimmyCasas will join us as experienced resources for this discussion.

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