The Winter 06-07 edition of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook is a really wonderful examination of the issue of parent involvement. The Notebook examines parent involvement from all angles, from charter schools to Bill Cosby.
The best part of this Notebook is an article written by two members of the Philadelphia Student Union -- an awesome organization that was a vocal opponent of the 2002 school privatization. The students surveyed and interviewed parents, analyzed their data, and presented recommendations.
Also check out this blurb on Scrabble – one of the School of Bloggers’ favorite pastimes. (Have I mentioned that I have a sister who is a nationally ranked Scrabble player?)