Parent and Family Engagement

Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks with family members

Read stories and tips on promoting parent and family engagement in global education.

Parent and Family Engagement

Use this toolkit from Mapping the Nation to raise awareness and support for global education!
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Download globally focused performance outcomes and rubrics in a variety of grades and all academic subjects, plus a free copy of the book here.
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Our picks for great global reads for children—and some tips on how to build literacy skills.
Think your successes will speak for themselves? Think again. And do these things.
The ice cream mooncake has turned tradition on its head. Does it still carry symoblic meaning for the mid-autumn festival? Like so many objects before it, the mooncake is writing its own biography.
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How online games can prepare students for the global knowledge economy.
See how schoolchildren at P.S. 154 in Brooklyn, New York, participating in Students Rebuild's Paper Cranes for Japan project, got to work folding paper cranes.
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International travel changes lives for the better. See how you can start a program in your school. Teach the world--by sending students to experience it.

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    BROOKLYN, NY, April 20, 2011 — According to Japanese lore, a wish is granted to anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes.

  • Education

    Delia Pompa (National Council of La Raza) discusses the opportunities and benefits of learning languages in afterschool programs. (3 min., 57 sec.)

  • Education

    Ron Fairchild (CEO of the National Summer Learning Association) discusses the summer learning gap--academic setbacks over summer vacation--and how summer programs help young people explore their world and strengthen their interests and talents.