Schools Don’t Own Education
Meaningful Family Engagement
Nancy Angevine-Sands is a passionate advocate for deeper engagement in our schools. It's much more than Parent Engagement. It's about engaging the entire family! And it's about Nancy's ongoing exploration of "Why Family Engagement Matters."

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Anna Sidiropoulos and Nadia Judunath are parent leaders, community activists and, most importantly, mothers. They returned to the podcast to speak with Nancy about the highs and lows of distance learning, engaging school families remotely and just…

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Steve Hall is a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University in Britain and a reflective learning practitioner. In this episode, he shares his work as a Principal, going beyond the walls of the school to embrace the opportunities available in community…

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Laura Gardner, founder of “Immigrant Connections” in Washington D.C., works to build the capacity of teachers and school systems to engage immigrant families in their children’s education.

https://www.immigrantsrefugeesandschools.org/

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Aviva Dunsiger is a kindergarten teacher in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. She discusses how Covid affected the family engagement work she and her teaching partner, Paula, regularly make a part of their pedagogy, what they’ve learned…

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In this episode, parent leaders Sophie Luxton, Nadia Judunath and Anna Sidiropoulos speak with Nancy about the challenges faced by their School Councils after the Covid shutdown. Their work supporting families hit roadblocks as avenues of…

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Dr. Ted Amendt, Director of Board Development for the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, is the author of “Evaluating School Community Councils.” His findings and recommendations are valid in any jurisdiction and should be considered by anyone -…

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Dr Max Antony-Newman is an educational researcher specializing in immigrant parents, family engagement and social inequality related to both. His most recent paper on curriculum orientations may be found here:…

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Dr Max Antony-Newman is an educational researcher specializing in immigrant parents, family engagement and social inequality related to both. His most recent paper on curriculum orientations may be found here:…

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In this episode, Nancy reminisces wth three friends about their years of involvement in their children’s schools. Time was spent on fundraising and doing for the school. But the sense of community that developed resulted in valuable benefits for the…

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In this episode, Nancy speaks with Julianne Lee, co-chair of a School Council in the Toronto District School Board. Julianne, her co-chair and Principal are beginning a journey that they hope will shift the Council focus from fundraising to authentic…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.