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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 ...

Placing and Supporting Volunteers
Placing and Supporting Volunteers

Parents do not always have the time or resources to be directly involved in their child’s education. Therefore, the time parents are involved should be spent doing meaningful tasks. Schools that recognize parent barriers to involvement and make a concerted effort to reach parents consequently benefit from the increased involvement and support. Such efforts enhance the belief that the staff wants parents to be involved. Evanthia Patrikadou (2008) identified several barriers that parents have in dealing with school systems. Some of the key ones outlined relate to understanding the role of communication, how children develop, what beliefs and expectations are part of the system, and a clarification of the roles of parents, teachers, and students. Other identified ...

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