How family engagement is directly linked to student outcomes and what we’re doing about it.
10 million children in the U.S. are being left behind in terms of education outcomes
Low-income, minority students perform
Even more than family income, student success depends on partnership between families, teachers and communities
Family engagement is
as effective in predicting a student’s success than family’s socio-economic status
Family engagement is shown to drive...
High school graduation rates
But in low-income communities, family engagement is lower by as much as 50% due to…
School information is being communicated via internet, but 48% of families don’t have internet access
1 in 5 students are born to immigrant families, many of them who don’t speak English and did not go to school in the US
Time, education, perception and bias about families and schools
To make parent engagement easier for low-income, diverse families by:
1.families with their children’s teachers and with each other
2.the capacity of educators to effectively partner with families
3.families on how best to support their children’s learning at home