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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 ...

Developing Community Relationships
Developing Community Relationships

Partnerships with community agencies, institutions, and organizations give the school an increased sense of community identity. The more opportunities provided for parents and community members to be in the school, and the more opportunities for students to be involved in the community, the better.

Support the use of the school as the center for the community as a whole. Create opportunities for the community to communicate how they can support the school and how the school can support them. The mutual support and respect will pay long-term dividends to both the school and business community.

Ideas to Use
118 Know your media representatives.

Be sure you know who your key publics are and how they communicate. I used to invite reporters from the ...

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