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REL Midwest Event: Connecting with Parents about Early Warning Systems: Tips and Resources for School Districts
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August 25, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
(2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time)

Location: Webinar

Description: This webinar, part of the REL Learning Series on Early Warning Systems, will address strategies and tools that districts can use to communicate with parents about early warning systems and dropout prevention. The webinar will include the release of a brochure in English and Spanish that highlight indicators used in EWS and the value of a high school diploma. Webinar presenters include Lacy Wood, principal researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR), Montrischa Williams, researcher at AIR, Sonica Dhillon, researcher at AIR, and Laurie Kruszynski, a data coordinator at Scott High School (Toledo Public Schools).

Research Alliance: Dropout Prevent Research Alliance

Audience: The intended audience for this event includes teachers, principals, and district staff.

Speakers:
Name: Sarah Rand (moderator)
Title: Communications
Affiliation: American Institutes for Research

Name: Montrischa Williams
Title: Researcher
Affiliation: American Institutes for Research

Name: Sonica Dhillon
Title: Researcher
Affiliation: American Institutes for Research

Name: Laurie Kruszynski
Title: Data Coordinator
Affiliation: Scott High School, Toledo Public Schools, Ohio

Name: Lacy Wood
Title: Principal Researcher
Affiliation: American Institutes for Research

Report Citation: Since one report does not cover the full range discussed in this webinar, the event will be based on a combination of the reports below.

Bridgeland, L., Dilulio, J., Streeter, R., & Mason, J. (2008). One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools. Washington, DC: Civic Enterprises. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED503358.pdf

Data Quality Campaign. (2015). Talking about the facts of education data with parents. Washington, DC: Data Quality Campaign. Retrieved from http://www.carsoncityschools.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_801527/File/Departments/Educational%20Services/Curriculum/Data%20Facts%20Parents%20and%20the%20Public.pdf

Dynarski, M., Clarke, L., Cobb, B., Finn, J., Rumberger, R., and Smink, J. (2008). Dropout prevention: A practice guide (NCEE 2008–4025). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. Retrieved from https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practice_guides/dp_pg_090308.pdf

Frazelle, S., & Nagel, A. (2015). A practitioner's guide to implementing early warning systems (REL 2015–056). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northwest/pdf/REL_2015056.pdf

Greene, J. P. & Winters, M. (2005). Public high school graduation and college readiness rates, 1991–2002. New York: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Harvard Family Research Project. (2013) Tips for administrators, teachers, and families: How to share data effectively. Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) Newsletter, 5(2). Retrieved from http://www.hfrp.org/var/hfrp/storage/fckeditor/File/7-DataSharingTipSheets-HarvardFamilyResearchProject.pdf

Henderson, A., & Mapp, K. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. Austin, TX: National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools. Retrieved from https://www.sedl.org/connections/resources/evidence.pdf

Heppen, J., & Therriault, S. (2008). Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropouts. Washington, DC: National High School Center.

Howard, T. C. (2003). A tug of war for our minds: African American high school students' perceptions of their academic identities and college aspirations. High School Journal, 87, 4-17.

National School Public Relations Association. (2011). National survey pinpoints communication preferences in school communication. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from https://www.nspra.org/files/docs/Release%20on%20CAP%20Survey.pdf

Privacy Technical Assistance Center. (2014). Transparency best practices for schools and districts. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Privacy Technical Assistance Center.

Snyder, T., & Dillow, S. (2011). Digest of education statistics 2010 (2011-015). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences.

Therriault, S., Heppen, J., O'Cummings, M., Fryer, A., & Johnson, A. (2010). Early warning system implementation guide. Washington, DC: National High School Center.

Toldson, I. A. (2008). Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age African-American males. Washington, DC: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Contact
Sarah Rand
srand@air.org
(312) 288-7655
More Information
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Organization
Regional Educational Laboratory Program
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