Being an Involved Parent: Benefits for Your Child
"When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more."
This is the conclusion of A New Wave of Evidence, a report that is based on 10 years of research. The report found that, regardless of family income or background, students with parents who are engaged with the school and involved are more likely to:
- earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
- be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
- attend school regularly
- have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adpat well in school
- graduate and go on to postsecondary education
The National Education Foundation offers articles and research on parent and family engagement that provide evidence that proves that the family is critical to student acheivement.
Paulding County School District Title I schools provide resources and opportunities for parents to learn about how to support student learning, and work in partnership with the school. All parents of students enrolled in Title I schools are notified, at a minimum, through school websites, newsletters, one-call phone messages and bulletins, of all parent and family engagement opportunities taking place at their school.