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Analysis: 4 Steps Schools Can Take to Boost Family Engagement and Make Parents Partners in Their Kids’ Success

The 74 Million – Jessica Landers

“One of the most important factors affecting children’s academic success doesn’t come from the classroom — it comes from the support of students’ families. The research is clear: When parents are engaged, children are more likely to succeed. Studies from the U.S. Department of Education, Harvard University, and elsewhere have catalogued the powerful effects of schools’ partnerships with families. Attendance and grades shoot up, as do a child’s likelihood of taking higher-level courses, graduating from high school and enrolling in college. Dropout rates decrease and students act out less. Children say they are more excited to learn.”(more)

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