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Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’


Here’s a familiar conversation loop, one that gets replayed endlessly in homes across the country: “How was school today?” “Um, But it also represents an achingly missed opportunity—a chance to involve parents in what their children are learning. Parents are learning at home, learning with their child, in the privacy and safety of their home,” observes Alan Baer, an assistant principal at South Bronx Preparatory. Teachers choose to participate.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals.