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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 ...

Using Technology to Communicate
Using Technology to Communicate

There are technology systems that can be accessed by district staff, students, parents, and community with links to outside websites and resources. School and teacher websites can easily provide updates. This permits viewers to keep informed about what is happening in the school and in the classrooms. Liane Wardlow, senior research scientist at Pearson Center for eLearning, states:

Parents and teachers have a common goal: to facilitate the best educational experience possible for students. When parents and teachers communicate with one another, they are able to work together towards this common goal. New technologies have made communication between home and school more efficient, and improved in both quantity and quality (Wardlow, 2014).

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