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Scriber Lake HS unveils student and volunteer gift of art for Public School Volunteer Week, April 2017

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Project Appleseed employs Facebook as a social utility that connects parents, families and people with friends and others who are interested in improving their local schools. People use our Facebook to keep up with trends and news in education and parent engagement.

Whether you’re a parent or educator or just interested in building your Twitter profile, keep reading to learn some tips and tricks that can help you take the first steps towards using Twitter for coursework, engaging parents, research, building a professional network, and beyond.

Appleseed Today Newsletter

Appleseed Today is a bi-monthly electronic newsletter featuring news, events, feature stories, and usable knowlege. Our newsletter reaches nearly 30,000 superintendents, nonprofit leaders, legislators and teacher leadership in all 50 states covering 85% of school districts in the United States.

  • Valerie Strauss is an Education reporter for the Washington Post. She publishes the work of teachers, parents, researchers and others. 

  • Diane Ravitch is a historian of education, an educational policy analyst, she was a U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education. 

Project Appleseed's You Tube channel has videos that demonstrate the research findings regarding parent involvement and provides practical strategies for how to help teachers influence more parents to be involved in their child's education.

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Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010).  Our program can increase family engagement in your school community!

Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is ourl program designed for educators and parent leaders to supersize and mobilize family engagement.

You get unlimited membershio reproduction rights to our web site content for distribution in newsletters, memos, booklets, pamphlets and more for one year!*

Learn family engagement with our In-person or Online training!. Utilize one of America's most accessible parent and family engagement leaders in your schools!

Download our slideshow: Strong Families, Strong Schools! Family engagement should be an essential strategy in building partnership with parents.