Family engagement as a core component of educational goals
Barriers to Family Involvement in Education
Recent research shows that numerous barriers to involvement exist for both schools and families. Some barriers are created by limited resources, while others originate from the beliefs, perceptions and attitudes of families and school staff.
A 10 Step Family Engagement Plan
The most important and most effective way to get the word out about Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Pledge is to use it in all parts of your school program. Make the Parental Involvement Pledge an integral point of reference for all that you do at your school. In this way, all partners will understand how their commitments and their actions contribute to improved student learning and high achievement for all students. Here are some ways you can make your Parental Involvement Pledge count.
Principals, Title I coordinators and parent liaisons , start here...
There are many requirements related to parental involvement across the Title I, Part A programs. This tool gives users an idea of the scope of the parental involvement provisions. Download Project Appleseed's program description here.
Beyond Random Acts:
Family, School, and Community Engagement as an Integral Part of Education Reform
Family, school, and community engagement in education should be an essential strategy in building a pathway to college-‐ and career-‐readiness in today’s competitive global society. Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts. Now is the time to transform family engagement strategies so that they are intentionally aligned with student learning and achievement.