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PARENTS

Parents are the most important partners that schools can have in educating children from kindergarten to graduation. Parent involvement in schooling and student success go hand-in-hand.

When schools work together with families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. In fact, the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student's family is able to:

  1. Create a home environment that encourages learning;
  2. Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children's achievement and future careers;
  3. Become involved in their children's education at school and in the community (1:1).