Parent Disengagement: Learning to Let Go

Parent Disengagement: Learning to Let Go

This spring and summer as a partner on the GEAR UP Kentucky state college readiness grant, CTL is leading a series of face-to-face and virtual leadership academies for teachers and administrators in participating schools. The work provides opportunities for...
The Importance of Parent Engagement

The Importance of Parent Engagement

An important part of building a college-going culture in schools is engaging parents in helping their students imagine a larger future for themselves, one that is not limited by economic status or parents’ level of education.  Starting with the assumption that all...
Engaging Parents Through Student Health

Engaging Parents Through Student Health

Like many educators, the subject of school comes up in conversation in all kinds of settings. Recently, I was sitting at a wedding reception, enjoying the blissful scene of the newly-married couple showing off their tutored first dance when my cousin-in-law’s wife sat...

Engaging Parents to Engage the Kids

This past March, I facilitated a day-long series of activities for parents as part of the annual GEAR UP Alliance Institute for a College-Going Culture here in Louisville, an event that draws some 800 educators, parents and students from throughout Kentucky to learn...