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|This Week's #PTChat: Parents' Guide to the Common Core|
|By Joe Mazza on December 4, 2012|
The background, history and premise of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is important, but for our families, we need to break down exactly what these new standards look like for each grade level and how parents can support them in the home. The National PTA has recently published a Parents Guide to Student Success in PDF format in multiple languages.Read more...
|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.Read more...
|This Week's #PTChat: Tips for Parents with Dr. Michele Borba|
|By Joe Mazza on September 3, 2012|
She's back! Dr. Michele Borba returns to #ptchat this Wednesday night at 9pm EDT/6PST to give advice on how parents can help kids get off to a great start this school year!Read more...
|Do You Know What’s Going on in Your Children’s Schools?|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. on July 19, 2012|
The new school year is on the horizon and it's a perfect time to ramp up your involvement in your children's schools. Remember that an informed parent is a child's best advocate. Here's a pop quiz to test how much you know about your children's schools and your school district.Read more...
|This Week's #PTChat - Engaging More Dads in Schools|
|By Joe Mazza on May 20, 2012|
|Join us on Wednesday, May 23rd at 9PM EDT as parents and educators share their best ideas on how to best engage Dads in schools. Before you finalize your calendars, make sure you’ve purposefully differentiated for all members of your children’s families. Together, we’ll specifically plan to engage more Dads in 2012-2013. Read more...|
|PTA -- Gateway to Engagement, Advocacy, and Access|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. on May 19, 2012|
|Have you shied away from joining PTA because you associate it with the cupcakes your mother made for bake sales? Well, think again. PTA is a lot more than fundraising. Joining PTA will give you many opportunities to become engaged in your children's schools, get acquainted with school staff and other parents, and hone your own talents and skills. Resolve to become an active member in the next school year! Read more...|
|Parent Power: Be Engaged in Your School District's Budget Process|
|By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. on April 10, 2012|
|Have you heard that your school district is closing schools, raising class size, or eliminating arts education? Has anyone asked you to attend a budget meeting or write a letter to the local media about looming budget cuts? As a concerned and engaged parent, it's time you got involved. Parents have power in determining how their school districts spend money. Speak up to preserve programs and services that are important to your children! Read more...|
|Parent Engagement: Do you have a policy on that?|
|By Myrdin Thompson on March 31, 2012|
Many states have adopted policies that describe effective family engagement and how to measure its success. But far too often, schools and district's fail to follow through on policies. The result? Parents are left to define engagement on their own. By working together we can create solid partnerships and greater student success.Read more...
|ParentNet as a Community of Practice|
|By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. on May 1, 2010|
|Communities of practice and social learning theory as described by Etienne Wenger has profound impact on understanding how parents, schools, and communities learn from one another to generate knowledge that benefits children's growth and development. After years of trying to define ParentNet and its impact on school communities, it is now clear that it is what Wenger calls a "community of practice," a natural and essential part of how we learn as parents. Read more...|
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|Social Skills (11)|
|Character Development (33)|
|Bullying Prevention (11)|
|Positive Discipline (14)|
|Parents as teachers (47)|
|*School-Family Partnership (67)|
|Building trust & respect (37)|
|2-way communication (36)|
|Parents in classroom (5)|
|*Diverse Families (13)|
|Non college-bound (1)|
|Low-income/ At risk (7)|
|Special Needs/LD (5)|
|*Technology & Partnership (11)|
|EdTech Resources (3)|
|Social Media (25)|
|*Out-of-School Time (7)|
|*Educational Policy (15)|
|PTA - PTO (9)|
|Ed Reform (21)|
|Mom Congress (1)|
|April is Autism Awareness Month: 4 Great Reads from Parents in the Know|
|Common Core Standards: What Parents Need to Know|
|When Parents Advocate for the Right Stuff|
|Kindergarten – Successfully Launching Your Child Into the K-12 System|
|Alfie Kohn on Parent Involvement in Education|