Links for Parents
Visit the Parent Toolkit for a variety of useful resources.
Perhaps the most comprehensive blueprint for Constructing School Partnerships with Families and Community Groups is provided by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, in which they argue. "When schools develop and implement strategies for promoting effective school-family-community partnerships, the result is improved learning for all students and strengthened schools, families, and communities."
Much of the article above is based on the research of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, which has helped thousands of schools to involve parents in schools.
Family Support America "promotes family support as the nationally recognized movement to strengthen and support families and places the principles of family support practice at the heart of every setting in which children and families are present."
The Harvard Family Research Project "strives to increase the effectiveness of public and private organizations and communities as they promote child development, student achievement, healthy family functioning, and community development."
The state of Texas has organized the Alliance Schools Initiative "to increase student achievement in low-income areas."
The Right Question Project teaches parents how to become advocates for their children's education.
America Connects Consortium "supports the use of information technology to improve achievement in education and enrich community life."
The parents of the Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District have become an integral part of the educational system.