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Proactively Develop Parental Involvement for Students’ Growth and Achievement Years of research and practice show that connecting with families positively impacts student achievement. 201 Ways to Involve Parents is packed with realistic and ready-to-use ideas to help teachers and administrators actively engage parents as educational partners. This new edition includes current research on the impact of parent involvement in the school community, offers numerous new strategies, and provides expanded coverage of ways to build bridges between schools and diverse families, including:  • Innovative ways to sustain ongoing communication with families  • Ideas for welcoming parents as vital members of the school community  • Strategies for including parents in school governance  • Techniques for developing parent volunteer programs, and more Start today to strengthen your classroom and school by working ...

Making it Happen
Making it Happen

A common finding by Ann Henderson, Karen Mapp, and Vivian Johnson (2007) in their synthesis of the research on parent involvement was that families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school. The authors found that when schools, families, and community organizations work together to support learning, children not only achieve better academically, but also stay in school longer.

The key to parent involvement is demonstrating to parents that the school wants them to be a part of school life. The ways that parents can be involved are endless, and the need for their involvement is pressing. All parental involvement is important, whether it is at home supporting their child’s academic progress, in the classroom assisting groups of ...

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