WestEd Academic Parent-Teacher Teams Cited as Bright Spot in Education ReformIs Education on the Cusp of a Turnaround?
Huffington Post — July 22, 2012
Sometimes reform happens faster by doing more of what works, rather than working on fixing what doesn't.
In that spirit Richard Whitmire, a noted education writer, recently featured some examples of what's working in school reform. Whitmire included WestEd Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) services as one example of what works.
APTT replaces the standard parent-teacher conferences with three classroom APTT meetings and one in-depth individual conference each year. Through these meetings, teachers coach parents to become engaged, knowledgeable members of the academic team for their children.
The service has helped move one Arizona school district from state takeover to state leader.