Parent engagement has significant impact on student achievement

Partners Post, October 2014

The research is clear and consistent: Parental, family, and community involvement in education has an effect on both academic performance and school improvement. Students tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher-level programs. Unfortunately, parent involvement tends to decline as students get older, with a dramatic drop once students reach middle school.

The October issue of Partners Post offers stories, tips, and resources on how you can stay involved in your children's education from preschool to high school. Find tips for asking the right questions during parent-teacher conferences and for talking to your kids about school bus safety. Get the key takeaways from a recent poll on community attitudes toward public schools. Plus, find stories on the impact of public school funding cuts on student achievement, why school fundraisers are getting a healthy makeover, and more.



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