May 2011 . Volume 68. Number 8 L
Schools, Families, Communities
10 Involvement or Engagement?
Does your school tend toward doing to or
doing with families?
16 Learning from
Latino families are rich sources of apoyo
(support) and consejos (advice).
22 The Overpressured Student
What school can do to curb destructive forms
of academic pressure.
28 Service for Learning
Service campaigns link to literacy and math
32 Is Anyone Listening
to Families’ Dreams?
Eileen Gale Kugler
Outreach to diverse families shows them
they are valued.
38 Connecting with
Parents at Home
A school in St. Louis finds that home visits
42 A Tale of Two Cities:
Orhan Agirdag and Mieke Van Houtte
Educators in Belgium are closing achievement
gaps by reaching out across diverse
48 Making the Most
of School-Family Compacts
Anne T. Henderson, Judy Carson,
Patti Avallone, and Melissa Whipple
How to craft better agreements among parents,
staff, and students.
54 Surviving a School Closing
Peter M. De Witt and Josephine Moccia
When the community faces a loss,
the reaction can be strong.
58 A Renaissance
in College Engagement
Ira Harkavy, Matthew Hartley,
Joann Weeks, and Cory Bowman
Universities partner with local schools to share
resources, research, and services.