We know the importance of engaging families as partners in education to ensure the success of students. According to research, family engagement positively impacts student achievement as well as college and career readiness. We want to help families participate in their child’s education, both in and out of the classroom, in partnership with schools and community organizations.
What is Family, School and Community Engagement?
Our agency defines family engagement as the collaboration of families, schools and communities as active partners in the shared responsibilities of ensuring each student’s success in lifelong learning and development.
These partnerships are committed to:
- Engage in meaningful and respectful cultural ways.
- Share the ownership of children’s challenges and successes from birth through postsecondary and career opportunities.
There are a variety of ways for families to be engaged in their child’s education. Some parents and families may have more time to get involved while others may be more limited. See the documents below to learn ways you can be involved. Whatever your level of involvement, remember:
If you get involved and stay involved, you can make a world of difference!
A Guide to Children’s Use of Digital Media