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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 ...

Fostering Effective Advisory Councils
Fostering Effective Advisory Councils

Advisory councils are a formal group involved in school governance. The council should be involved in studying school issues, planning for improvements, and fostering positive school and community relationships. The key focus is to improve the quality of school life. Every school has an advisory council that includes parent representation. The mandates or names may change from place to place, but societal expectations relating to school accountability remain the same.

An effective advisory council will improve the trust, morale, and cohesion of the school community. The council should have both continuity and turnover in its membership, have enough members to serve the needs of the school community, and meet with appropriate frequency.

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