Parent Resources

  • Parenting Classes through the Lifelong Learning Center

    Parenting Programs and Classes through Families First

    "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.