Tag: family and community engagement

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Higher scores, lower absenteeism: Read the research

By Kevin Fosnacht, Ph.D. As our CEO and Founder Heejae Lim recently said in her TED Talk:   “A parent is a child’s first teacher and children spend 80% of their waking hours outside the classroom. Research says that for a student to do well in school, a family’s engagement is more important than a […]

5 Examples of Family Engagement

As a professional in the education industry, you’ve probably heard this phrase before: “The key to successful students is the relationship between teachers and the students and their families.” Maybe not exactly those words, but most educators have heard something along those lines that emphasizes the importance of teacher-family engagement. But what does family engagement […]

Family Conferences that Count

Written by Paige DeLozier Rethinking parent-teacher conferences One of the amazing things about American education is that conferences are portrayed as informational meetings for students’ families to learn their current academic standing. That’s it. One-way. There has not been much discussion in teacher training around whether that is the most efficient or beneficial way to […]