Edutopia's home-school guide is designed like a magazine and built around 10 big "tips." We found much useful insight (schools need to be about parent "engagement" not just involvement) and information. For example, you'll learn that more and more educators are using Facebook to make connections with parents and community. That's smart: the active Facebook membership is 125 million in the U.S. alone. Schools and districts create "fan" sites that families can link to from their own FB pages, get news, and provide valuable feedback. Twitter can also be used to augment quick school-home messaging. Download at link above.