The School Board’s Responsibility in Family Engagement

As I prepare to speak at state school board conferences in the coming weeks, I thought I might expand a bit on the role of the school board in shaping successful family engagement practice.  School boards, boards of education, boards of…

Conquering the Fear of Family Engagement

Of all the barriers that exist in successfully engaging every family, the biggest is, and always has been, fear. Disengaged and disenfranchised families are fearful that they will not fare well in conversation with their child’s teacher nor…