Redesigning family engagement in education

“Joyce Parker devotes her heart and soul to making sure kids are in school and pointed toward graduation.

“Everyone’s responsible when children are out of school: parents, social workers, church members, teachers, police officers and so on,” said the director of Citizens for a Better Greenville.

That belief set the foundation of the organization’s “Missing in Action” campaign, launched as a concerted community approach to boosting the Mississippi city’s 66 percent graduation rate.

Parker shared Greenville’s story during a February convening of the Family Leadership Design Collaborative (FLDC), a national effort to redesign family engagement in education for community wellbeing and justice. The FLDC, based at the University of Washington College of Education, is bringing together researchers, educators, parents, families and communities to develop better ways for various stakeholders to interact with one another and make decisions about their children’s education…”

Ream More in this great article about FLDC appearing on the University of Washington’s College of Education’s website: