Parents & Other Partners

Parents have a key role in influencing their children's progress in school, and the school has an important role to play in determining your level of parental involvement. 


Involvement in your child's education can mean:

  • Reading to your child
  • Checking homework every night
  • Discussing your children's progress with teachers
  • Voting in school board elections
  • Helping your school to set challenging academic standards
  • Limiting TV viewing on school nights
  • Becoming an advocate for better education in your community and state.
  • Or, it can be as simple as asking your children, "How was school today?"

Explore the research on the impact of parent involvement, regardless of family income or background.

"When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more." That's the conclusion of A New Wave of Evidence, a report from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.

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