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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 ...

Creating the Context for Change
Creating the Context for Change

Schools not only must change and grow, but also should encourage change and growth in the community they serve. Most persons do not like change and are thus unable to consider alternatives to a current method of operation. It is important to create a context for change and establish some common understandings among and between schools and parents.

The strategy that educators must take with families is demonstrating that the schools are authentic in their desire to involve and share the responsibility for providing quality education to their children, the students in the school. Terry Pearce (2013), in A Guide for Engaging Others in Creating the Future, discusses the need to communicate in such a way ...

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