Creating Demand for Change: Smart Parents

Contributors to this blog have included students, teachers, school leaders, state officials, policy analysts, and researchers, and they have all suggested ways that each of these groups can help ensure that all students learn more deeply. The ideas have been profound, and the discussions have been lively. One group that has not received much attention here has been parents. Parents have always been vital to student success, and there is ample research to show how appropriate parental involvement can enhance learning. But in the kinds of learning environments in which students learn deeply–where they are engaged in real-world projects and produce products for authentic audiences–parental involvement is particularly important. That’s because these types of projects are premised on the idea that student learning is not confined to the four walls…

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