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Reaching Out to Latino Families
ASCD authors discuss strategies for making schools more inclusive of Latino families.
What's the most informative type of assessment you use? How do you use the results of this assessment? Selected responses will appear in the March 2014 issue of Educational Leadership.
Parental Involvement: A Neglected Resource
Through an online tool, parents, teachers, and students outline their goals for the school year and commit to the actions to achieve them.
Getting Students to Mastery
This issue will rethink the goal of mastery in light of such developments as adaptive testing, standards-based grading, formative assessment, and Response to Intervention. How might schools teach for proficiency and mastery in an age of accountability, and what role can technology play? How are teachers handling homework, and how are they fitting in reteaching and opportunities for test retakes?
Home Visits for Relationships, Relevance, and Results
Dynamic home visits help a district build personal connections and culturally responsive curriculum.
How to Guide Parents in Homework Help
Parents should be encouraged to be less involved with the child's actual homework task and more involved in communicating with the teacher.
Positive Outreach Gets Parents on Your Side
With empathy for the parent and teacher experiences, this former principal uses a two-pronged approach to leading with the good.
Learning Compacts Between Schools and Families
This video-based workshop from the Connecticut Department of Education shows how to design school-parent partnerships tied to your improvement plan.
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Teacher Decisions That Matter
When parenting decisions have ripple effects in the classroom, a teacher must decide where her responsibility lies. Managing these types of classroom dilemmas is part of a complex definition of teacher quality.
Wiki meets Yelp in this online catalog of user-reviewed educational technology.
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