eNEWS Archive

We published the following newsletters since 2007 to keep our readers abreast of the latest developments in the field of family engagement. With the launch of our new blog ParentNet® Unplugged in 2012, we no longer publish the eNews. Feel free to browse our past issues. Check out our blog for current conversations on building family, school, and community partnerships.

August 2008 - Back to School Issue
Highlights of the August 2008 issue include 1) Video links to the Tellin' Stories project and ParentNet; 2) Article on Stress-free report cards by Connie Hammer; 3) Featured book Schools that Learn by Peter Senge; 4) A new website at families-schools.org; and 5) Interviews with Ann Henderson and Karen Mapp.

May 2008
Highlights from the May 2008 issue of eNEWS: 1) Book by Eugenia Hepworth Berger, "Parents as Partners in Education: Families and Schools Working Together, 2) Featured organization and research, Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership, 3) Recommended publication, "The Evaluation Exchange," from the Harvard Family Research Project, 4) An Interview with Karen Firminger, ParentNet Chair at the Bear Creek School in Redmond, WA.

February 2008
Highlights from the February 2008 eNEWS include: 1) Joyce Epstein's book, "School Family, and Community Partnerships, 2) A Study on Parent Involvment by Jeffrey L. Brasher, Ph.D., 3) Featured Article by Paula J. Hillmann, Ph.D. "Help! My Child is Gifted! The Importance of Parental Understanding and Support," 4) Success story from Ritchie County Schools in West Virginia, "True Partnerships: Parent Partners Leading the Way to Success, 5) "ParentNet Thrives at The Overlake School in Redmond, WA.)

October 2007
Highlights from the October 2007 issue of eNEWS include: 1) Book by Dana R. McDermott, "Developing Caring Relationships Among Parents, Children, Schools, and Communities 2) Article by David Emerald Womeldorff, "Parent Engagement in Education: Drama or Empowerment?" 3) A Success Story, "A Wild Ride: The Power of Story, Support and Strategies While Raising Challenging Children 4) Information about ParentNet

August 2007 - Back to School Issue
The first issue of eNEWS was launched in August 2007. Highlights include: 1) An excerpt from Anne T. Henderson's book, "Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family/School Partnerships. 2) "Natural Leaders Program Connects Non-English Speaking Parents to School," by Cheryl Boze, Principal at Odyssey Elementary School in Everett, WA. 3) An introduction to our new website at www.ParentInvolvementMatters.org

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