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Essential Reads

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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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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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Connecting is the Key to Educating
By Rick Ackerly, Ed.M. on May 27, 2013
   

Connecting is the key to educating. The relationship we build may not be the only thing we accomplish when we teach, but it is far ahead of whatever else is in second place.

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Engagement is in the Eye of the Beholder
By Myrdin Thompson on October 13, 2012
   

Far too often families find that how they wish to be engaged in education isn't the role they are assigned. While some resign themselves to those roles, the truth is that whether they fund raise or advocate, families should be treated as respected partners in education.

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