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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 Parent Capacity
Developing Parent Capacity

Often educators use technical or professional jargon that functionally creates barriers to parent understanding of the educational system. Parents must be afforded avenues of inquiry into the current practices, research, and terminology specific to education. To this end, effort and priority must be given to the very real need for parent development so that parents can fully participate in the education of their children.

Well-informed and educated parents make the best partners. Cultivate every opportunity to inform and educate parents. Be sure to offer presentations that are appropriate to a variety of learning styles.

Ideas to Use
189 Add a parent development program to district staff development in-services.

If the teaching staff is learning about proposed curriculum changes and teaching strategies, then host ...

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