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Parents as Partners in Education

Top experts offer resources, tips, and advice for parents who need to better understand and engage with educators in order to help their children succeed

Carnegie Corporation of New York invited top experts to offer resources, tips, and advice for parents who need to better understand and engage with educators in order to help their children succeed. For fresh insights on technology in the classroom, the impact of new federal legislation, help for working parents, college and career readiness, and more, read their back-to-school essays on Medium.

Common Sense Media | Linda Burch​

Three Questions about EdTech to Ask Your Kid’s Teacher—and Action Steps to Take Now

Are you hearing a lot lately about “edtech”? Is your school beefing up its educational technology — setting up computer labs, getting wired, buying devices, and investing in teacher tech training? Read on Medium.

EdNavigator | David Keeling​

It’s Back to School Season. Do You Know Where Your Employees’ Kids Are?

This fall, about 50 million American students are going back to school. For their families, it’s a focal point of the year. Read on Medium.

Great Schools | Matthew Nelson​

Empowering Parents for Student Success

Parenting doesn’t come with a playbook, but it should. As another school year kicks in, tens of millions of parents and guardians are called on to balance the structured expectations of school with the rituals and routines of family life. Read on Medium.

Learning Heroes | Bibb Hubbard​

Help Parents be Learning Heroes

All parents want their children to be happy, healthy, and successful. Parents dream about a child succeeding in college and beyond. Read on Medium.

National PTA | Laura Bay

Family Engagement is Critical to Education

The start of this school year is even more exciting than usual because it’s the beginning of a new era for our nation’s classrooms. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — the new federal law governing K-12 education — goes into effect this year. Read on Medium.

New York Hall of Science | Margaret Honey​

A Parent’s Role in STEM Education

Like countless immigrants before her, Angelica Salgado came to the United States to provide a better life for her family. Like many newcomers in the Corona section of Queens, Angelica works hard to give her three children the best of what New York schools have to offer. Read on Medium.

Students for Education Reform | Alexis Morin​

Creating Schools that Work

Are you worried about sending your children back to school this year? Worried about their reading levels, the adequacy of school support for their learning disabilities, and whether their teachers truly believe in them? You’re not the only one. Read on Medium.

United Negro College Fund | Dr. Michael Lomax​

Parents Can Lead Their Children to and through College

Who are the most important people in determining whether children will go to and through college? Teachers? Principals? Guidance counselors? College professors? Read on Medium.