Parent Issues

March 2011
Principal;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 90 Issue 4, p54
The article discusses the court cases Doe v. Covington County School District and Meadows v. Braxdale, two cases which have implications for school-community relations and school leadership. Ini the first case, the family of a student who was fraudulently dismissed from school and subsequently sexually assaulted filed a complaint against the school's officials. In the second case, the mother of students refused to comply with a school's visitor policy.


Related Articles

  • Home and Community Involvement Can Play Key Part in School Success. Molnar, Michele // Education Week;1/10/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 16, p28 

    The article examines school relationships with parents and community members designed to improve school safety, discipline, and academic achievement. According to researchers Mary Keegan Eamon and Jun Sung Hong, children in areas with high crime rates viewed their schools as less safe while...

  • Corporate Boards and Substantive Leadership. NEMIR, BILL // School Administrator;Nov2011, Vol. 68 Issue 11, p8 

    The article discusses the importance of civility on school boards for maintaining parent confidence in schools in light of the author's personal experience. Recounting a case of mutual hostility between a board and a school administrator that he witnessed in Texas, he asserts that school boards...

  • Parents and Teachers Together. Hallford, Abby // American School Board Journal;Sep2012, Vol. 199 Issue 9, p30 

    The article discusses the positive impact of the parent-teacher association (PTA) in an urban elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The author comments on the creation of a task force to improve parent participation in the school and reduce the community threat of gang violence for its African...

  • Connect and Engage. STARR, JOSHUA P. // Principal;Nov/Dec2015, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p40 

    The article presents principles that school leaders can follow to engage parents in authentic ways for building trust including transparency, cultural proficiency and showing evidence of learning to parents.

  • SchooLets/Time banks for schools. Hallgarten, Joe; Reed, Jodie // Management in Education (Education Publishing Worldwide Ltd);2002, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p35 

    Reports on the innovative approach to parental involvement in education. Establishment of learning communities; Increase in local volunteering resources; Reality of the citizenship agenda in schools.

  • Involving parents, avoiding gridlock. Dodd, Anne Wescott // Educational Leadership;Apr96, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p44 

    Focuses on preventing problems educators may encounter as they involve parents and other community members in changing the way schools work. Learning standards; Curriculum; Classroom practices; Concerns on collaborative learning; Perceptions of individual parents and community members.

  • Public Support for Local Schools Reaches All-Time High, Poll Finds. Gewertz, Catherine // Education Week;9/5/2001, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p18 

    Reports the results of a survey on public support for local high schools in the United States. Rating given by parents to community schools; Interpretation of the survey; Preference for a standardized test by parents.

  • The Parent Connection. Laminack, Lester // Teaching Pre K-8;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p43 

    Presents news related to parent participation in education as of November 2000. How to deal with the challenges posed by the holiday season; Review of the book `The Quiltmaker's Gift,' by Jeff Brumbeau; Findings of a survey about school safety; Health benefits of chewing gum.

  • Sowing the Seeds of Honesty. NEUDECKER, PATRICIA E. // School Administrator;Jan2012, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p42 

    The author comments on the importance of trust and honesty between educational leaders and school communities. The article discusses an anecdote regarding the selection of a successive chief executive officer (CEO) based on the candidate's trust and honesty. Topics include the community benefits...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics