As stated in a former report we have been extremely busy during these past few months.
Locally in Sacramento (where the project first started) 45 sites in the Sacramento City Unified School District were officially funded to do home visits. Trainings have begun to happen too as schools begin to reopen. Thirteen elementary sites are currently conducting preschool into kindergarten transitional home visits, thanks in part to some of your donations. Five of our comprehensive high schools are working on transition into high school home visits. Many of the schools have found this initial contact vital to keeping the students in school and on the path to graduation. Terrific connections are being made between the school and the home; therefore providing a less intimidating and more relaxed first day of school for many students.
Regionally around Sacramento PTHVP has contracted with the San Juan Unified School District for the coming year to provide training and consultation support for the professional development track and for 4-5 sites that will be kicking off home visits this fall. Natomas High School is also planning a parent teacher home visit training and launch in September.
Finally nationally we continue to be extremely busy training and consulting with various districts and schools around the nation. In August alone we are training at eight sites in DC, several sites in St. Paul, Minnesota and four reservation communities in Montana.
We also continue to receive positive press. Most recently, this article regarding our New Bedford partners popped up!http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2011/07/building_relationships_with_students_parents.html?qs=home+visit
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