In the News (olde)

Media Coverage of Parent Teacher Home Visits

November 2016

Elementary Teacher Goes Out Of Her Way For Her Students — By Visiting Them At Home by Bill Zeeble, KERA News, North Texas

October 2016

Susan Stevenson, former ED of Flamboyan Foundation, honored with 2016 Jocelyn Graves Award for Distinguished Service to Public Education


New D.C. Public Schools chancellor should protect this crucial program  – Jay Matthews, Washington Post


St. Paul home visits stretch teachers and build relationships – Erin Hinrichs,
Minneapolis Post


Building trust between schools and families – Jessica Lander, Boston Globe


 Union, district team up to nurture first-year Pinellas teachers  – Colleen Wright, Tampa Bay Times


As a girl, she swept school floors. Now she leads family engagement for Denver Public Schools. – Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat

September 2016


Five Lessons From an Outgoing School Chancellor – Kaya Henderson, Education Week

Teacher Home Visits Strengthen Relationships Between Schools and Families – Your Black World

Scenes from an Open House: Why do we continue to blow it with this annual back-to-school event?  –  Lory Hough, Harvard Ed Magazine

Open House: Home visits, a once rare but growing practice, can lead to effective partnerships between schools and parents – Caralee Adams, Edupulse at Scholastic

I Had An Amazing Home Visit – Mark French, Principal’s Blog

August 2016

Family Engagement Program helping Herkimer teachers, students, parents to bond – By Stephanie Sorrell-White, Herkimer Telegram

Sending Teachers To Visit Students At Home To Keep Parents Engaged With School, – By Courtney Collins, KERA News

Teacher Home Visits Can Lead to School Transformation (Video) – Romulus Community Schools/NEA Priority Schools

July 2016

Ralston teachers meet students at their homes to start building relationships before school year begins – By Hailey Konnath, Omaha World-Herald

Home Visits Are High Impact Strategy for Families and Schools – New York City DOE Community Schools Webinar (Click on “Download Video”)

Great school leadership – 3 essentials you need to get right – Classtag

Interview with Brandi Watts, DFW and Stand for Children – Dallas Education Podcast, Turn and Talks

June 2016

Colorado Schools Reach Out to Parents to Ease Transition to Kindergarten – By Sarah Tully, Edweek

Editorial: Parental engagement that hits home – Battle Creek Enquirer

Building Teacher Capacity for Student and Family Equity (Nashville, TN), Family Engagement Press, FACE Institute

Why Students Need Teacher Home Visits – By Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board

How Can High-Poverty Schools Engage Families and the Community? – By William H. Parrett and Kathleen M. Budge, Edutopia

Homing In on Family Relationships – By Sarah McKibben, ASCD Education Update

May 2016

Something special happens when a teacher enters a scholar’s home – By Staretta Cooper, St. Paul Public Schools

ESSA’s Success Requires Stakeholder Engagement – By Martin J. Blank & Kent McGuire, Education Week

State board adds school climate to potential list of metrics – By John Festerwald, EdSource

Sacramento Region PTHVP Appeals to School Board for Expanded Home Visit Program, LCFF & LCAP

April 2016

In DC, a radical shift in parent involvement – Boston Globe

Teacher Homevisits: School-family partnerships foster student success – Education Next

Building Bridges Between Schools and Families – A Discussion with Home Visit Champion D’Lisa Crain of Reno, NV, a “Leader to Learn From”

DPS Targets 10,000 Home Visits – North Denver Tribune

March 2016

Teachers Go Home to Get to Know Their Students – TNTP

WCSD worker named national education leader to learn from – Reno-Gazette Journal

Community Schools: Case studies of what works (St. Paul PTHVP) – American Federation of Teachers

Teachers Make House Calls for Their Students – District Administration

February 2016

How Can Schools Tap Into Parent Power For the Good of Students? – KQED/Mind Shift

Leaders to Learn From – Connecting Schools, Diverse Families Is Mission for Nevada District Leader – (video and print) EdWeek

After Hours: Teachers Help Families Navigate DPS School(video)– Choice Season

Will California Lead Meaningful Parent and Family Engagement? – EdWeek

January 2016

Sonoma Valley Educator on the Value of Home Visits – Sonoma Index-Tribune

How Teachers Can Be Better: A Call for Cultural Knowledge in the Classroom – Pacific Standard Magazine

SCUSD, Parent/Teacher Home Visit Project Honored by Harvard

Family Engagement that Works: Parent-Teacher Home Visits – Edutopia

DCPS Bridges the Gap Between Communities and Classrooms – TNTP

December 2015

Video: If You Want to Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want to Go Far, Go Together – Forum with DC Public Schools Family Engagement, interviewed by Karen Mapp, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Are Teacher Home Visits a Way to Boost Student Achievement? – Education World

The Power of Home Visits to Connect Teachers With Kids and Their Families – The California Report (Radio and Print)

November 2015

Critical Drivers of Parent Engagement in Schools – Gallup Business Journal

Denver Teachers Making House Calls Before School Starts – CBS Channel 4 News

Home Visit Advocate Andrea Prejean of the NEA wins 2015 Jocelyn Graves Award

How Home Visits Could Strengthen Parent-Teacher Relationships in Your School – by Nicole Gorman, Education World

D.C. school gets high marks for home visits – By Kellye Lynn, WJLA ABC7 NEWS

Oakland elementary teacher honored as California Teacher of the Year – San Jose Mercury News

Springfield collaboration among teachers ‘a model for the nation,’ says education leader – by Carolyn Robbins, Mass Live

October 2015

GISD promotes increased family engagement – North Dallas Gazette

New study shows Flamboyan’s family engagement is working – Howard University The District Chronicles

Dilworth Middle School Teachers Visit Homes – Channel 2 News (CBS), Washoe County, NV

Home Visits are Key to Kids Success – by Jonathan Raymond, EdSource, Oakland, CA

Reimagining the Parent-Teacher Conference – Harvard Graduate School of Education

Nuevo programa escolar: Maestros visitan casas de sus alumnus en NY – NY1 Noticias

NY1 Exclusive: DOE to See if Summer Home visits Can Increase Students – Performance” NY1 News

Dallas Independent School District Engages Parents with Home Visits video – WFAA Channel 8 News ABC, Dallas, TX

NEA Foundation grant helps Columbus educators increase efficacy, improve student learning (including home visits) – Columbus City Schools

Connecting with Students and Families through Home Visits – by Nick Faber, The Professional Educator

Johns Hopkins University Study: PTHVP-model Home Visits Make Significant Impact on Student Outcomes – Flamboyan Foundation

Home visiting linked to lower school truancy and better reading outcomes – Washington Post

Hartford Pushing For ‘Family-Friendly’ Schools – Harford Courant

Dallas, TX teachers engage parents with at-home visits – WFAA Channel 8 ABC

September 2015

“Sacramento Parent Home-Visit Model Builds Trust, Achievement” Learning First Alliance “Public School Success Stories”

“Updated Parent Engagement Resources” Larry Ferlazzo

“Education Foundation grants tens of thousands,” Statesman-Journal, Salem, OR

“St. Paul teachers build parent engagement, trust through home visits,” Twin Cities Daily Planet

August 2015

“Three Prerequisites for Effective Family Engagement,” by Karen Mapp, Video from Scholastic Edublog

Stepping Out of Comfort Zone Turned “Perfectly Nice Teacher” Into Teacher of the Year

Home Visit Project is High-Impact Engagement

Are Your Home Visits High Impact?

Home Visit Project is Sacramento-born National Success

July 2015

“How important is family engagement to achieve school-wide success?” Huffington Post

From “hot mess” school to big success” testimony from award-winning teacher Ms. Mel as she speaks to the IEL’s National Family Engagement Conference in Chicago.

June 2015

“Parents worry about funding for Springfield teacher visit program” Western Mass News

“Earl Boyles expands home visiting with school-wide training” Children’s Institute

“School Budget Funds Teacher Visits To Student’s Homes” WAMC Northeast Public Radio

“Teachers of Luther Burbank H.S.: What we want everyone to know about working in our high-needs school” Washington Post

“Coalition urges Springfield to fund $200,000 parent-teacher home visit program” The Republican

“Springfield schools need funding for popular program” WWLP News

“District 118 to consider home visits” Commercial-News, Danville, IL

“Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools, Districts” EdWeek

May 2015

“Calvin Dorsey of the Schoolproof Network interviews Training Coordinator and Founding Parent Yesenia Gonzalez and Executive Director Carrie Rose”

“Bridging the Gap with Home Visits” Fox News, Reno, NV

April 2015

“Why should we fear teachers visiting their students’ homes?” Washington Post

“Getting on the Same Page” ACTIONN voices, Reno, NV

March 2015

“To build better relationships, Bentley School teachers visit their students at home” Salem News, MA

“Home visits engage parents, enlighten teachers” Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder

February 2015

“Would you welcome a home visit?” from Embrace, Engage, Educate blog, Hanover, MI

“Teacher Home Visits Can Lead to School Transformation” – Video from NEA Priority School, Romulus, MI.

Relationships Matter: Putting It All Together from Esther Quintero, Albert Shanker Institute

January 2015

“Flamboyan Foundation Awarded Grant to Support Family Engagement in Washington, DC”

“John Connolly on a new mission for education: home visits” Boston Globe

December 2014

“Teacher home visits transform learning” – Chicago Sun Times

“CSBA Golden Bell Award to PTHVP”

November 2014

Fairy Godmothers Receive Jocelyn Graves Award

“Teacher Follows Student Maps to Home Visits,” Crawfordsville, IN Journal Review

“Getting to Know You,” Yes Magazine

October 2014

“All in the Family: How Teacher Home Visits Can Lead to School Transformation,” NEA Today

“Today Show Goes On Home Visits in St. Paul”

“At the White House: Latino Educators Champion Change” with Susana Cordova, Denver Public Schools

September 2014

“NYC Dept of Ed Goes on Home Visits” Video (English)(Spanish)

“Meet the Family,” Teaching Tolerance, SPLC

“Labor Day: Standing Together for Economic Justice” Capitol Weekly

“What School Reform Can Learn from Business: It’s not what you think,” Guest Post by Carrie Rose

“Belgrade (MT) elementary teachers make home visits to kindergarten families” Belgrade News

“Grade Schools Went Above and Beyond” Editorial in Belgrade News

August 2014

“These Teachers Visit Every Student Before School Starts” EdWeek

“Visiting students outside the classroom increases attendance, parent involvement” Helena Independent Record

Annie Dean, Professional Teacher, Grows From Home Visits

More Denver Public School teachers reaching out through home visits

DOE Framework Spotlights Home Visits as Best Practice – PDF

July 2014

Washoe County, NV Expands Home Visit Program

“Home Visits Boost Student Outcomes” PSA Today Radio, Washoe County, NV

June 2014

“She Sat On Our Couch” ACTIONN, Reno, NV

NYC launches 2nd phase of Pilot Program

May 2014

Community, Home and Schools—Three Strategies

March 2014

“Teachers make house calls to improve performance” in Cabinet Report

“Home Visits: The Importance of Sharing a Meal” in Education Week

January 2014

Washington Post: Reaching Out to Parents

October 2013

TODAY SHOW clip: Teachers make house calls, see payoff in classroom

August & September 2013

DC Schools to Expand Home Visits

Home Visits Help Sacramento Families See College Path

June 2013

Home Visit Strategy Tips the Balance for First-Generation College Students

St. Paul Teachers Build Parent Engagement, Trust Through Home Visits

Hechinger Report Opinion: Engagement Improves Achievement

May 2013

Visiting Low-Income Kids at Home Sheds Light on Their Hidden Strengths

March & April 2013

US Dept. of Education Highlights Home Visits (Scroll down to page 4 “Effective Programs”) – MS Word (228KB)

NEA supports home visits in Marysville, WA

Parent-Teacher Unions (St. Paul)

Parent Teacher Home Visits in Washoe County, NV

March through May 2012

Bringing it Home

Home Visit Stories in Massachusetts

March 2010

NEA Encourages Home Visits