North Eugene High School Principal, Iton Udosenata and 4J District Associate Director for Communications, Kerry Delf present their work with Inflexion around a visioning process and developing maxims to the school board.
Loara High School | Providing Family Learning Walks to Help Families Better Understand Student Outcomes
How do you ensure that the perspectives of all families are incorporated into decisions at the schoolwide level as well as at the individual student level?
How do you ensure that the perspectives of all families, as well as the perspectives of individual students, are incorporated into school and districtwide decisions?
This comprehensive report compiles articles covering diverse aspects and issues of community engagement, such as engaging with families from diverse backgrounds, engaging families of children with disabilities, empowering families to support homework completion and effective study habits, community engagement in rural schools, and using data in engagement practices.
EdSource describes the role of community engagement in California’s Local Control Funding Formula and clearly outlines the benefits, barriers, and best practices of family engagement.
In 2013, the school board in Philadelphia announced a plan to close 37 schools. The Philadelphia Student Union, an organized group of students that runs campaigns at the local, state, and national levels, showed up to the school board meeting dressed as zombies. They performed a choreographed routine to Michael Jackson’s Thriller and collapsed at the end. One of the participating students, Benjamin Franklin High sophomore Hausim Talbot, told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “We represent the students affected by the closing plan. Our hopes would be dead.”
Authors Rhonda Barton and Rob Larson stress the importance of quality leadership in achieving educational equity.