Murray Woodard

Murray Woodard is a program officer in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he supports education-focused initiatives through program development, project management, building relationships, and conducting research. He contributes to all areas of education programming and grant making.

Engaging Beyond the Parent-Teacher Conference

Many educators and administrators cite the lack of parent engagement as a major contributor to underperforming schools and districts, but what causes this perceived lack of engagement is actually the disconnection between institutions of education and the families they serve.
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The First Step in Engaging Parents is Getting to Know Them

Parent engagement means much more than attending formal school events. Read Murray Woodard's suggested approach to cultivating parental involvement in schools.
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Experience #KCGreatSchools in 20 Tweets

Great Schools visits create new dialogues about public education and how to raise expectations for what’s possible in Kansas City public schools.
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