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