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Developinga ‚Walkthrough Checklist‛ is an opportunity for everyone to worktogether. Collaborating to develop a survey instrument, compiling the data, andmaking recommendations from the survey is a way to start a positive relationship thatwill enable partnerships to flourish.Elements of Successful CommunicationA dynamic process, two-way and mutually beneficialConscious thought and planningSpeaking respectfully and listening activelyPlain language writing52
The top three things for schoolsto do to ‚toot their horn‛ are:1)Tweet/Twitter, Facebook, put on website, send news release to local mediashowcasing the good news. Keep partners informed of good news.2)If you’re building relationships with the business community, create a distributionlist and let them know every time there are student gains on test scoresgive thema reason to invest. Send notes home to parents. Create your own news article, usingphotos of smiling students and educators. Ask local churches and grocery stores topost on their bulletin boards. Promote, promote, promote!3)Let other schools know what you are doing; promote your success in schoolnewsletters/magazines that go out to parents and the community and through thedistrict website.Remember that:Every interaction is an opportunity to build partnerships.Positive communication is an important first step.As we interact with families and communities, we become better communicators.In this era of technology, people are constantly acquiring new communicationstrategies.53
Mini Discussion 2The emergence of parents as leaders has been one of the unexpected highlights offederally funded programs, especially Title 1 and Head Start. This is especially truefor poor and minority parents. Without formal training, they often foundthemselves in leadership roles in Title 1.These two programs; Project Head Start (1964) and (Title 1) of the ElementarySecondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, were signed into law by PresidentLyndon B. Johnson. Title 1, currently amended under the ‚No Child Left BehindAct‛ is the largest federal commitment to state and local school districts to meet theeducational needs of children attending schools in poor communities. Theinvolvement of parents is a major requirement in Title 1. The National Coalition ofTitle 1 Parents championed parental involvement by advocating for legislativerequirements to ensure it happened.Several additional federal education programs that include the requirement thatparents are involved include:Bilingual Education Act of 1968Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP)It is important to note, these programs would not have existed without theinfluence of the civil rights movement and theBrown v. Board of Education(Brown)decision (1954), in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared ‚racial segregation inpublic school unconstitutionally deprives students of equal educationopportunities.‛

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