Your Child and Your School Need You
Children need both good teachers and strong family support to do as well as they can at school. National research consistently shows that when parents and schools work together as partners, students succeed. This holds true for families of all ethnicities, income levels, and education backgrounds, whether in rural or urban schools.
Family Involvement in Education
Family involvement means the active participation by families and legal guardians in their children’s school lives. Family involvement must be done in partnership with teachers and other school staff. Every parent or family member has different skills, experiences and life circumstances, so we all have different ways to participate, support and enrich education for our children.
The most basic kind of family involvement is to make sure that each student attends school every day after getting enough sleep, eating a healthy breakfast and dressing appropriately. For parents who have the time and energy, volunteering at school or working with a parent group is a valuable contribution.