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Pasadena Schools Experiment with ‘Charlas’ To Help Students By Coaching Their Parents

Posted on · It’s a common refrain in education circles: kids will do better in school if their parents are engaged in the educational process. However, an experiment in Pasadena is putting that concept to the test, by coaching parents in informal sessions called “charlas.” We learn about them, and discuss their potential impact with Houston Public Media […]


How An Education Experiment Borrows From Public Health

Posted on · This week, we looked at a new experiment in Pasadena schools to help students by coaching their parents. Parents attend a series of chats, or charlas in Spanish, to share their experiences and learn how to prepare their children for college. News 88.7 Education Reporter Laura Isensee talks with one of the creators of the program, Matthew Barnes with F.A.C.E. Specialists.