Family Engagement Matters

Revised January 2015 – Family Engagement

Well-informed, engaged parents make a difference for student success. A home environment that encourages learning is a bigger factor in student achievement than a parent’s income, education level or cultural background.

As research indicates, students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Attend school regularly
  • Perform better in school
  • Earn higher grades
  • Pass their classes
  • Develop better social skills
  • Go on to post-secondary education

As important stakeholders, engaged parents take part in all aspects of their child’s education and development from pre-school to high school.

This successful strategy is based on a shared understanding in a school community that parents are a child’s first teachers and key resources in his/her education and growth.

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