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1 Engaging our parents K-12 Principals September, 2011

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3 Starting Points

4 Why involve families and community in education? Students with involved parents--no matter their income or background--are more likely to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. Research shows...

5 Partnership programs can increase student achievements, improve attendance and behavior, and promote positive social skills. Research shows...

6 When partnership practices are tightly linked to school goals, families become involved in ways that directly assist students learning success. Research shows...

7 Lets read some more research: P

8 Thumbs up?

9 Then whats the problem?

10 Why are these words important in your school? Reading Writing Math Science Attendance Behavior Graduation Rate Postsecondary Planning Transitions Why isnt parent involvement on this list?

11 Parent and community partnerships are not a program. They are a means to the end.

12 Its about student success.

13 Engagement vs Involvement

14 When it comes to a breakfast of ham and eggs, the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed.

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16 Now go back...are your activities engagement or involvement? Mark the ones that align to your SIP plan.


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