Parent Engagement
Hmong Parents Rely on School Janitor for Translations

Hmong Parents Rely on School Janitor for Translations

New America Media, News Report, Colby Tilbbet , Posted: Jan 16, 2014

Hmong parents in Fresno say a lack of translation services is the greatest barrier to that community’s engagement with the school district.
Farm Worker Parents Voice Their School Funding Priorities

Farm Worker Parents Voice Their School Funding Priorities

New America Media, News Report, Jesús Valenzuela Felix, Posted: Nov 13, 2013

A good number of the parents who were on hand in Salinas are farm workers, who said they rarely have opportunities to engage directly with school staff or district officials.

Black Parents in L.A.: This Is What Our Kids Need to Succeed at School

New America Media, Video, text: George White // video: Min Lee, Posted: Nov 21, 2013

African American parents and members of the black media in Los Angeles gathered last week to discuss state education funding priorities.

For Chinese Parents, Local Control is ‘Lost in Translation’

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 09, 2013

Chinese-speaking parents in San Francisco say more needs to be done by the school district to enhance communication and engagement.

Oakland Parent to Schools: ‘Don’t Forget Inner-City Kids’

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 03, 2013

More than 200 Oakland residents attended a forum this week to tell school officials how school funds should be spent.

LCFF
In LA, Parents Tell District 'Do With Us, Not to Us'

In LA, Parents Tell District 'Do With Us, Not to Us'

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Video by Michael Lozano, Posted: Apr 29, 2014

Parents in LA say they want the school district to do more to help create an effective partnership between the two sides.
Q&A: Engaging the Latino Parent Community

Q&A: Engaging the Latino Parent Community

New America Media, Question & Answer, Vanessa Serpas, Posted: Apr 11, 2014

Catalina Ramirez is a member of SFUSD's Parent Advisory Council, which is helping to formulate the district's new spending plan.
Parent Engagement, Not Just Involvement, Key to LCFF Success

Parent Engagement, Not Just Involvement, Key to LCFF Success

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 18, 2014

Education reform advocates say the difference between parent involvement and parent engagement could make or break California’s new school funding law.

Promise of CA’s New School Finance Law Hinges On Parents

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann, Posted: Feb 14, 2014

Experts say the success of LCFF will ultimately depend on whether or not districts can effectively engage the communities they serve.

Parents, Students Welcome California’s New School Finance Regs

New America Media, News Report, Nicole Hudley, Posted: Jan 17, 2014

On Thursday, California's State Board of Education voted to adopt a set of regulations that create more accountability in how districts spend state dollars.

What Our Schools Need -- A Student's Eye View

New America Media, Photo Essay, Posted: Jan 14, 2014

From arsenic-laced drinking water to broken bathrooms, slow computers and bad food, California students weigh in on where school funding is needed most.

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In CA’s Largest High School District, Parents Demand ‘Real Engagement’

In CA’s Largest High School District, Parents Demand ‘Real Engagement’

South Kern Sol, News Report, Reyna Olaguez, Posted: May 23, 2014

Parents in Kern Country say the local school district has not done enough to engage communities as required under the new school funding law. .