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.
If we truly hope to shape schools that ensure “every student succeeds,” listening to the voices of parents and communities will be a vital part of the process.
Recent efforts by District of Columbia Public Schools prove that creating authentic community engagement in schools is worthwhile for everyone involved.