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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 ...

District Initiatives: Setting the Example
District Initiatives: Setting the Example

District beliefs and operational principles must not only set policy for the schools in the district, but also set an example. Policy needs to center around offering sound educational programs and services to students in collaboration and consultation with parents.

Considering that all states have established academic content standards for public school students and are in the process of aligning curricula, instruction, assessment, and reporting, the education of parents and community members (as well as students, teachers, and administrators) is a complex and important task (Epstein & Jansorn, 2004).

Parental involvement is the cornerstone of any educational system. It must be made a priority in the district. Consequently, school-based practices will align with that of the district. ...

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