Family and Community
The articles on this page touch on the myriad ways in which families and communities serve as essential partners with schools in the education of their children. They probe the impact of policies and practices that affect the relationships between schools, families, and communities, and describe new ways schools and districts can engage these critical sources of support.
From obedience to engagement
Every morning as they entered the public urban middle school in which I taught in the late 1990s, students were greeted by name by Mrs. Farmer or Mr. Beeza. Continue
New study points to successful strategies
The news that nearly half of students in grades 7-12 have experienced sexual harassment drew headlines around the nation last month, based on an online survey of nearly 2,000 students released by the American Association of University Women.
Researchers combine school and non-school data to inform interventions and policy
A few years ago, Milbrey McLaughlin, professor emeritus of Stanford University’s School of Education, presided over a briefing with a group of concerned youth services workers in northern California. Continue