Parent Resources

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    "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." That's the conclusion of A New Wave of Evidence,a report from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (2002). The report, a synthesis of research on parent involvement over the past decade, also found that, regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents 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 adapt well to school
    • Graduate and go on to postsecondary education

    For more information, check out the Research Spotlight on Parental Involvement in Education page on the National Education Association Website.