As a parent, I can’t even begin to describe how important I think home to school/school to home communication is for my sanity and my child’s success. Unfortunately, for parents with limited English knowledge, this can be a real challenge. This app can help.
By: Chris Besse. Digital portfolios are bringing parents into the classroom in a very powerful way--here's why they work.
By: Philip dela Houssaye and Fernando Madrid. Starting kindergarten off on the right foot is one of the strongest indicators of a child’s success in school. Here are four key takeaways from our district’s Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program.
By: Stephen Noonoo. Gifted education teacher Alison Alowonle shares how she keeps her exceptional students (and their families) engaged in their learning process, as well as advice for those interested in getting involved as an educator in the space.
Because SEL is grounded in the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships, partnering with parents and helping them understand the importance of SEL can have a dramatic impact on the development of our students.
In a recent survey, 18,000+ parents and guardians were asked to share more about their barriers to engaging with their child’s school. Here are the most common barriers nationwide, and potential next steps for addressing these challenges.
This documentary follows New York City middle school students as they prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), hoping to be one of the very small group of students admitted to three prestigious specialized NYC high schools.
By: Heera Kang. Math skills are the top predictor for student success. With language-heavy instructional methods commonplace, how can English Language Learners (ELLs) have the same access to these essential skills?
By: Yvonne Blinde. We all know technology can enhance teaching and learning outcomes, but it can also help schools create beneficial and supportive relationships between teachers, administrators, parents and students.
By: Lisa Low. Teachers lives (and classrooms) are becoming increasingly technological. Here are five ways teachers can use EdTech in their classrooms, making the most of new innovations that fit many different teaching styles.