Families in the driver's seat

Equitable Family Engagement
Oct 13 2016

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "The Power of Partnership," explores how the UW College of Education is working with schools, educators and communities to make learning come alive for all students. The following story about how the College is forging stronger, more equitable relationships between schools and families also appears in the online version of the magazine.

South King County schools see big wins getting immigrant parents involved

A UW College of Education report examining the implications of “non-dominant” parent involvement in schools for equity in education is cited, with comments from Professor Ann Ishimaru.

Monday, August 18, 2014
The Seattle Globalist

Schools Try New Strategies For Engaging 'Non-Dominant' Parent Communities

Professor Ann Ishimaru discusses local and national efforts to change the ways that schools engage with parents in an interview picked up by NPR's All Things Considered.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Professor participates in White House symposium

Professor Ann Ishimaru was invited to join administration officials for the White House Symposium on Transformative Family Engagement on July 31. Ishimaru and others attending the event discussed how to achieve educational equity for children through transformative family engagement.

Friday, August 8, 2014
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

UW Study Examines New Ways To Involve Immigrant Parents In School Activities

A news report focuses on a UW College of Education study of what several districts in south King County are doing to get parents of immigrant and low-income families feeling comfortable and involved in the school community.

Monday, July 14, 2014

In pursuit of a stronger model for parent engagement

A guest column by Prof. Ann Ishimaru discusses the importance of family involvement in schools and the College of Education's ongoing research into new models of parent engagement.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Seattle Times