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11Oct/09Off

OR School Counselor Association Fall Conference 2009

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16Sep/09Off

COMBO’s Parent Involvement Media Article Comments for September

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

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Parent Involvement or Parent Engagement?

Parental Engagment Pays Off

Education: The Natural Bridge

Engaging Parents In School…Going Beyond Parent “Involvement”

Boston, parent involvement, parent university

Research tells schools to empower parents

Workshop Helps Parents Understand Kid's Homework

Parent Involvement Means Successful Kids

Family engagement plan growing

Importance of Parent Involvement

Will the Recession Increase Parental Involvement?

Dad’s Early Connection With Child ‘Writes Script’ For Later School Involvement

September is National Literacy Month – Free Resources!

Mill Creek Elementary celebrates twentieth anniversary in MO

New Research Promotes Parent Involvement for the Prevention of Underage Drinking

Can Parents Unite?

The Parent And The Coach

The Parents We Mean to Be

Curriculum design for special needs

Push to Improve Performance at Raines, Ribault HS

Library nights increasing parental involvement

Parent’s Involvement in Children’s Education

How Do You Define Parental Involvement?

Tips for a successful school year

Volunteers making difference in classrooms

New OJR volunteer policy examined

Volunteers lend a helping hand to school district

A-Z Guide To Handling Report Cards

PTA drive targets parental involvement

Volunteer background checks costly for SC schools

Fingerprint policy upsets some parents in San Mateo-Foster City school district

SLED bumps up cost of background checks, putting school districts in a jam

Spratley volunteer and mother of five is Virgina PTA award winner

A difference is just waiting to be made

Twenty percent boost in US parents’ plans to volunteer in school classrooms this year


3Feb/09Off

Parent Engagement: One Outstanding Example

Here is what parent engagement means to one parent in Atlanta, Georgia.

Las Vegas City Council Approves 22 Grants That Will Help Strapped Schools With Special Programs And Encourage Parent Involvement\

Parent Involvement Contributes to Results (Wow what a video testimony to the value of parent involvement!!)

North Callaway schools develop school improvement plan (this school has a plan and will succeed)

Goodwin PTO needs your ideas and talents to plan this spring's Fun Fair (What's next for a parent after the big event?)

Bullycide Moms Speak Out

Threat Level Backpack Panel (the means by which parents will go to keep their child safe)

Possible Akard School Closing Sparks Parental Frenzy

New Fox Chapel Middle School worker ready to help parents

PPS Parent Leadership Conference: You going?

31Jan/09Off

COMBO’s Volunteer/Mentor Media Article Comments for January

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

Mentoring program helps students succeed

Volunteer for YMCA Reads

Preaching need for better schools

Youth Friends emphasizing ‘Mentoring month’

Giving Back to Your Community as a School Volunteer

31Jan/09Off

COMBO’s PTA/PTO Media Article Comments for January

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

Buyers get bargains at PTA fundraiser

PTA President accused of stealing funds

New Beginning: PTO

Ponchatoula mom heads state PTA

31Jan/09Off

COMBO’s Parent Involvement Media Article Comments for January

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

CCISD goals include higher achievement, parent involvement

Pre K Now (she is right on the money in regards to the impact of parents in education)

Parent councils short dozens of representatives citywide (we have to start parents back in the system so they will create the passion to get more involved)

Teens Definition of Respect (parents are a huge influence)

Obama’s Stimulus Bill has Millions in the Pipeline for Memphis and Shelby County Area Schools (parent and family involvement doesn't take alot of money, it takes change in attitude)

Parents hit the books so they can help kids with homework

Fourteen Local Ohio Districts to Benefit (it's not always about the money)

'Clearly the leader' (Family and Parent Invovlement centers are growing nationally and being celebrated for their success.)

Parents play vital role in high school experience

What does Edgerton want?

Parental alert: Drugs and kids

Superintendent spends afternoon teaching at elementary school

13Nov/08Off

Affordable Student Success

Since I participated in the National Parent Involvement Resource Center (PIRC) conference over the summer in Baltimore, MD, I have learned about the challenges that are facing our lower income students and schools in the USA. The research is proven and documented, when parents and family members step up to the plate and parent their children by getting engaged in their life, that child/student's chances for success drastically increase. The reality is that some parents did/do not have their own role model to understand how to effectively parent their child(ren). PIRCs and other organizations are focusing on providing the resources and education to support these types of parents. Our goal at Schools And Families Engaged (S.A.F.E. TEAM) is to help parents get started back in their student's education at any level, elementary or secondary, so they will then have an increased opportunity to access the information and training being offered by the National PIRCs in all 50 states and territories.

Scott Huse, Chief Inspirational Officer