The latest two Carnivals of Education are “chock-full” of engaging posts. Posts that particularly struck me included ones from the Core Knowledge blog sharing how a school district was considering eliminating the day they set-aside for parent teacher conferences, and another from Dangerously Irrelevant on parents using online tools to push for changes in local schools. Each has some thoughtful comments, too.

Assisting parents to connect with schools is a particular interest of mine.  Linworth Publishing will be coming-out with a book in May I’ve written (with Lorie Hammond) on that topic, and I’ll be starting another blog at about the same time to continue that conversation.

And, speaking of Blog Carnivals, the next EFL/ESL/ELL Blog Carnival will be posted on April 1st, with submissions due the day before. Nik Peachey will be hosting it at his Quick Shout blog.

You can contribute posts from your blog using this easy submission form.  Consider contributing anything that you think might be helpful to the teaching, or learning, of English (examples of student work are welcome!).

Let me know if you’d like to host a future edition of the Carnival. You can see all prior editions here.

David Deubelbeiss did a great job hosting the most recent carnival here.