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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 ...

Supporting the Whole Family
Supporting the Whole Family

This classic comment by Joyce Epstein (1995) relates to family involvement. She noted:

The way schools care about children is reflected in the way schools care about the children’s families. If educators view children simply as students, they are likely to see the family as separate from the school. . . . Partners recognize their shared interests in and responsibilities for children, and they work together to create better programs and opportunities for students. (p. 703)

Events that are focused on building the concept of family create opportunities to develop positive relations among the entire school community. The involvement of parents, students, community members, and organizations provides the opportunity for educators to relate to students as whole persons with ...

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