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Parent Involvement or Parent Engagement?

  Full article by Larry Ferlazzo posted on Learning First.org. “When it comes to a breakfast of ham and eggs, the chicken is involved but the pig is committed.” This old saying is roughly analogous to

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Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher – WSJ

Originally posted at the Wall Street Journal, by Dana Goldstein on Sept. 4, 2014: I recently caught up with my downstairs neighbors, an attorney and a college professor, who have been consumed by the process of

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Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher

From Edutopia: Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense. But for students, the ultimate support system is

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National Dog Day: 10 Things Your Dog Can Teach Your Child

As it is National Dog Day, we thought we’d share with you an article about the lessons that dogs can teach children (and adults, too!). 10 Things Your Dog Can Teach Your Child by Juliana

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Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Kid President believes we’re all teachers and we’re all students. What are you teaching the world? Who are you learning from? Share this with a special teacher in your life!


18 New Charter Schools Opening in Michigan This Fall

Michigan will welcome 18 new charter schools this fall, offering a variety of innovative curriculums and programs across the state. The list of new charter schools was compiled and released by the Michigan Association of

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New Study Explains How and Why Parents Choose Schools

Choosing the right school for your child is all about finding the ‘right fit’ — whether that be a traditional, charter, private, blended learning, Montessori, or homeschool. What information do you consider when choosing a

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Key Ingredients for Parent Engagement

Do you wish there was a magic recipe that would allow your school to create a dynamic culture of parent engagement? Parent engagement is consistently an item of frustration and anxiety in many schools. Recent

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Lead Nurturing – it’s a lot like dating

Written by Dr. Rick Newberry and appeared in his Enrollment Catalyst blog. Find original post at: http://www.enrollmentcatalyst.com/2014/08/04/lead-nurturing-its-a-lot-like-dating/ Think about it. You just talked to a prospective parent on the phone or via email for the first

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Why School Choice is Important

There is no question that our current education system leaves children behind. Those most in need of a quality school are, unfortunately, the least likely to get one. And worse, opportunities for those without a

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