Families of English Language Learners aren’t a rare exception—they’re a valuable part of school communities, and it’s time to treat them like partners.
“To me, authentic engagement means going out into the neighborhood and listening to people. Meeting people where they are, under their circumstances. Sometimes that can feel uncomfortable for folks.”
In Florida, Brevard County Schools Superintendent Dr. Desmond Blackburn discusses his five steps for effective community engagement, and why selfies and spreadsheets are at the heart of his community engagement strategy.
Years after leaving the classroom, an educator reflects on the crucial component his teaching lacked: He wasn’t spending enough energy getting to know who his students were.
A Fishman Prize winner forges powerful relationships with students in his A.P. Literature class by studying contemporary artists whose words, thoughts, and experiences mirror their own.
After serving as Chancellor of DCPS for five years, Kaya Henderson steps down today. Here, she shares her vision for effective community engagement, and how she hopes DCPS can sustain it.
As states craft plans to implement ESSA, there is much to learn from the ways organizations like the National Council of La Raza engage families and communities on education.
In the Houston Independent School District, a thoughtful communications strategy helps the whole community—from families to teachers to district staff—become more engaged in ensuring students succeed.