Engaging parents in inner-city schools

 

From a recent interview with teacher-author and popular blogger Larry Ferlazzo about his recent book Building Parent Engagement in Schools:

“As a teacher in a challenging inner-city high school, I can understand how many teachers and administrators feel that engaging with parents in a substantial way is just one more thing that they might not have time to do. I wrote the book to illustrate that, in fact, it can be done with less time that they think and get a bigger “pay-off” — for the parents, teachers, and students — than they could imagine.”

Read the complete interview and find out why Larry, a member of the Teacher Leaders Network, favors parent “engagement” over parent “involvement.