Authentic Family Engagement through Education CAFEs – Podcast Episode 174 | Classnotes Podcast 174
Classnotes Podcast (September 8, 2017) IDRA has launched the next generation of its model for family and community engagement. Originally called a “Comunitario,” an Education CAFE is a parent group that is rooted in a community-based organization rather than in a single school. Its sole purpose is to collaborate with schools to improve the success of students in the community. The new name, Education CAFE, emphasizes the diversity of communities who are engaged in impacting their public schools.
In this episode, Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA senior education associate, discusses how this innovative model has evolved and how you can start your own Education CAFE (Community Action Forums for Excellence). With new W.K. Kellogg Foundation funding, this empirical model developed by IDRA is expanding across Texas in areas with urban populations of varied ethnic backgrounds and economic classes. Education CAFEs also are taking hold in other parts of the U.S. South in states served by the IDRA EAC-South. Aurelio is interviewed by Paula Martin Johnson, M.A., an IDRA education associate.
Show length: 13:14
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IDRA Education CAFE – A Structure for Families Transforming Schools in their Communities
by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
Steps on How to Start an Education CAFE
Education CAFE – Community Action Forums for Excellence, website
¿Y Ahora Qué? And Now What? – Community Groups in South Texas Work Together to Improve Education
by Josie D. Cortez, M.A.
Video on communities using data
Sources of Education Data
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