Los Angeles schools have over 500 parent centers inside schools, staffed by paid parents! All the usual stuff we know about parent engagement is happening, but there are a few unexpected uses also. Parents sampling new standardized tests and rolling out the new online school dashboard are among the cool ways the district is sharing the burden with parents. Now test scores are also on the rise.
“Kids learn through their parents’ experiences. If they don’t have their parents engaged in their education, then it is entirely left to us as educators,” Ryan said. More than ever, it’s important to have parents engaged because of the rapid changes happening in education, from new curriculum and assessments to technology, he said.
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