When NCTE asked survey respondents to talk about how families and communities could be involved in decision making around assessment, we got a lot of confused replies. Should families have a role in this? What role could the outside community play? But if literacy is really everyone’s job, there’s a role for everyone. One of the best ways to ensure our voices are heard and the resources we need are secured is to harness the power of allies in the community.
“Develop the knowledge and strategies necessary for parents and communities to exercise informed decisions about children’s education.” —2015 NCTE Education Policy Platform
- Listen to the Conversation Currents: Learning from Families and Communities podcast.
- See the Parent & Afterschool Resources from ReadWriteThink.org.
- Read Leisure Reading, a guideline from the International Literacy Association, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and NCTE.