Normally education topics generate fierce controversy, however nearly all stakeholders agree parent involvement has a strong positive effect on student achievement. From preschool through high school, student achievement levels increase when parents are involved in education regardless of income level.
Unfortunately parent involvement varies greatly among schools, for many different reasons. Some have an annual surplus of volunteers, while others scramble to find additional support for students. Not surprisingly, schools that serve low-income students tend to have lower parent involvement rates than schools in more affluent neighborhoods.Read More