How parent engagement is directly linked to student outcomes and what we’re doing about it.
Low-income, minority students perform 40% less than their peers.
By 2030, low-income, minority students will be 1 in 4 of the total student population.
Parent engagement is
as effective in predicting a student’s success than family’s socio-economic status
Parent engagement is shown to drive...
High school graduation rates
But in low-income communities, parent engagement is lower by as much as 50% due to…
Technological barriers: School information is being communicated via internet, but 48% of families don’t have internet access
Socioeconomic barriers: 1 in 5 students are born to immigrant parents, many of them who don’t speak English and did not go to school in the US
Other common barriers: Time, education, perception and bias about families and schools
To make parent engagement easier for low-income, diverse families by:
1. Connecting parents with their children’s teachers and with each other
2. Developing the capacity of educators to effectively partner with parents
3. Educating parents on how best to support their children’s learning at home
We partnered with WestEd to measure our impact on building strong parent-teacher partnerships and increasing parent engagement, especially for immigrant, low-income families of color.
Low-income, non-English speaking parents who are more engaged
Parents who had more conversations about school at home with their children
Increase in homework assignment return rates - more significant for failing students