The school provides high-quality instruction in core subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies.
C.’s most racially and economically diverse neighborhoods.
Bustillo noted, “What I saw made me really hopeful. and elsewhere, public schools that served predominantly low-income students and students of color are seeing massive demographic shifts as wealthier and more formally educated families are attracted to the school neighborhoods.
By then his literacy skills were improving, but his interest remained low.
He watched as each of the parents opened up copies of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type/Clic Clac Muu Vacas Escritoras and took turns reading in English and in Spanish. Merino was one of the Latino parents seated at the table on November 24, 2015, for a meeting with the director of DCPS’s Out of School Time Programs, Margareth Legaspi.
oulevard STEM Elementary School is committed to excellence, which starts with a partnership between home and school.
The staff combines the best practices of a traditional school with the benefits of new technologies based around a structured learning environment and a foundation of fundamental and higher-level thinking skills for students.
The teachers were talking with the kids in a positive way and were allowing the kids to talk about what they were afraid of.” She added that this was in contrast to some schools where students were not allowed to talk about the election at all. When Rolling Terrace Elementary School in Takoma Park, Maryland, told parents in the fall of 2014 that it would allow students to use Chromebooks as a way to bridge the digital divide between low-income families and affluent families, there were mixed reactions. Gentrification can add to the challenges traditionally marginalized families—namely those from Black, Latino, immigrant, and low income communities—face when engaging with schools. Teaching for Change partnered twice with local researchers and education organizers to give AERA conference attendees a glimpse of the parent organizing and family engagement work happening locally.
The plan was aimed at helping students become more adept at using technology, but the affluent parents, most of whom were white, were apprehensive about their children getting more screen time. Teaching for Change placed family engagement in the broader context of gentrification in D. during the AERA offsite session, “Fighting for the Right to the City.” Read more.
We recognize that children love to do experiments, learn facts, and relate what they learn to their everyday world.
Still, despite widespread recognition that communication from school to home is valuable, most research to date has centered on parents reaching out to educators.
She spent much of the day checking in on every classroom in the building.