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(February 17, 2010) There are multiple ways parents can be involved with their child’s school to support academic achievement. The key is for schools to engage with parents and work collaboratively with them. IDRA senior education associate, lists four questions he asks parents to explore to move from the theoretical to the practical work of supporting their school’s teaching and learning. Dr. López is interviewed by
Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D.,
, director of the IDRA Aurelio Montemayor , M.Ed. . Send comments to
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“ Creating a Campus Culture of Teacher High Expectations and Support”
by Rogelio López del Bosque, Ed.D. , IDRA Newsletter
“ Creating Culturally Responsive Parent Engagement – Principal Shares Strategies for Success ” by R.G. Rodríguez, R. López del Bosque, and A. Villarreal, IDRA Newsletter
IDRA Texas Parent Information and
Engaging Parents in Education
U.S. Department of Education
IDRA Family Leadership Principles
Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (Book & CD-ROM)by Richard Dufour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Thomas Many
* Rogelio identifies and explains each of the four key questions he has parents explore with their children's teachers (based on professional learning communities research of Richard DeFour):
What do we expect students to learn?
How will we know the students are learning the material?
How will we respond when the students are not learning it?
How will we respond if the child has already learned the material?
* Aurelio and Rogelio discuss the differences between TEKS and TAKS.
* Rogelio makes a distinction between parents knowing what material is being taught in the schools and having to teach the children that material themselves.
* Aurelio asks Rogelio what steps parents should take when receiving a note that their children are performing poorly in class.
* Rogelio talks about the challenges of working with parents who don't speak English.
* Rogelio explains how
IDRA’s School Holding Power portal can help parents.
* Rogelio describes the evolution of parent involvement into taking a more active role in their children's academic success.
Show length: 18:51
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The Family Friendly Principal – July 20, 2009
Families and Teachers Communicating – November 7, 2008
Engaging Parents in Education – September 28, 2007
Valuing Families in Children’s Education – April 20, 2007
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