Families & the Community
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to engage parents and community members in the education of young people.
- Families & the Community Parents Trust School Librarians to Select Books, But There's a CatchA new survey shows what parents think of school libraries and librarians following efforts throughout the country to remove books.Families & the Community A Side Effect of Anti-CRT Campaigns? Reduced Trust in Local SchoolsThe calls to ban CRT had little evidence behind them, but they were powerful enough to change people's perceptions of their local schools.Families & the Community Opinion I Thought I Knew Parent-Teacher Conferences. Then My Own Child Started SchoolParent-teacher conferences are a different experience from the other side of the table, writes one experienced educator.Families & the Community Parents Don’t Know When Their Kids Have Fallen Behind. Report Cards Could Be the ProblemParents rely on report cards to gauge whether their kids are on track academically. But they might be misleading, a survey shows.Families & the Community Vaccine Rates Remain Down, Exemptions Are Up. What It Means for SchoolsNew federal data show that vaccine rates among schoolchildren have not rebounded since the pandemic.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Discover the magic of community engagement in STEM education! Elevate teaching, engage students, and open doors to real-world experiences.Families & the Community New Research Finds a Crucial Factor in Reducing Chronic AbsenteeismJust as strong connections with parents can boost students' academic achievement, new research shows the same is true in fighting absences.Families & the Community The Biden Administration Is Investing More in Parent Engagement. Will It Be Enough?The U.S. Department of Education announced $11 million in grants to support parent and family engagement.Families & the Community District Leaders Are Walking a Fine Line on Cellphone Policies. What That Looks LikeAdministrators point to strategic ways to design student cellphone policies that parents won't oppose.Families & the Community Reported Essay Parents’ Rights Groups Have Mobilized. What Does It Mean for Students?Parents' rights groups have led the charge to limit teaching about race, sexuality, and gender. What will happen to students who miss out?Families & the Community Opinion How to Reengage Parents in Their Children's SchoolingA healthy partnership between families and schools involves both educators and parents helping each other do better.Families & the Community Video Tips From Acclaimed Teachers: Navigating the Family DynamicState teachers of the year offer advice on how to build and manage parent and family relationships.Families & the Community Opinion We Need to Recalibrate the Parent-Teacher RelationshipAs students continue to grapple with learning loss, emotional trauma, and social isolation, both parents and educators need to help.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Discover how Artificial Intelligence is transforming family engagement in schools through two-way communication.