Conclusive evidence shows that students in schools that emphasize parental and community participation outperform students in other schools.
Everybody's House—The Schoolhouse provides principals and other educators with practical techniques—based on case studies of successful programs—on how to reach out to parents, families, and other community members and keep them involved.
Learn how to
- Design at-home and in-school involvement programs that work
- Provide purposeful opportunities for parents and other volunteers
- Include parents in decision making
- Engage community stakeholders and high-tech resources
- Create business/school partnerships, including school-to-work programs
- Reach diverse families and "unreachable" parents
Involved families and community members benefit the entire school and district. Bridge the gap between home, school, and community, and build this essential foundation of support at your school.
"By the year 2000, every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children."
—Goal 8, Parent Participation Goal
National Education Goals, Goals 2000