Few parent communities are more involved with their local schools than the parents of special needs students. Our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) has just started using a blog on our Hopkins server to communicate about upcoming workshops, seminars, camps, and other resources of interest to special needs students and their parents. Like the vast majority of blogs, the conversation is mostly one-sided, but the SEAC bloggers are an enthusiastic bunch, and I suspect that things will get more interactive soon.
This kind of blogging is a great way for a school to engage with its community. The members of the SEAC group are doing all the heavy lifting here. I merely created the blog and gave one of the members a 30-minute WordPress intro.