parent empowerment in education
Systems Change and Parent Power December 3, 2020

Systems change is education philanthropy’s only exit strategy: and parent power is what will change education systems.

parent empowerment in education
Analysis: Amid the Chaos of Coronavirus, Parent Power (and Parent Organizing) Have Never Been More Important. It’s Time for Education Funders to Show Them the Money April 28, 2020

Parent organizing groups are pursuing three critical strategies to support their communities amidst the unfolding COVID crisis.

parent empowerment in education
‘In the Room Where It Happens’ – Parents Assuming Formal Authority to Drive Change May 20, 2019

Parent leaders, with support of parent organizers, can achieve positions of formal authority to drive change from within education systems.

parent empowerment in education
An Infrastructure of Parent Power – The Magnificent 7 May 7, 2019

To build a strong, enduring infrastructure of parent power, organizations need to think about the seven powerful roles parents can play.

parent empowerment in education
If You Believe in Parent Power, What Are Your Values? April 29, 2019

All organizations should be guided by their values. What is your organization’s values about the role parents play in driving change for their communities?

parent empowerment in education
Parent Power Is Key to Changing Education Systems, and Measurement Is Key to Scaling Parent Power April 22, 2019

Introducing a new web-based set of tools and resources for practitioners and funders to support parent power and leverage measurement to manage and maximize their impact.

Case Study: An ‘Education Return on Investment’ in Funding Parent Empowerment (or When Spending $1 Drives $44 in Proficiency) December 11, 2017

What is the Education ROI of parent organizing on issue campaigns to win new schools in a community?

Key Lessons From a ‘Blue Ribbon’ School in Los Angeles: 3 Ways to Build an Effective – and Enduring – Education Agenda  October 4, 2017

How can nonprofits navigation the tension of “who owns the agenda?” and forge effective and enduring partnerships with parents?

Notes From the Field: If You Want Great Schools, First Work With Parents to Create ‘Actionable Demand’ May 10, 2017

How does the ‘Actionable Demand’ of parent power lead to systems change, and what are the biggest tensions in scaling this work?