Research clearly shows that when schools, families, and community groups partner to support learning, children tend to do better in school and stay in school longer.
According to A New Wave of Evidence, a report from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to:
- Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
- Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
- Attend school regularly
- Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
- Graduate and go on to postsecondary education
Studies show that the more involved a child’s parents or guardians, the greater the positive impact on academic achievement. Visiting the school, or participating in community activities that promote good public schools, means a lot to both the child and the educators working with him or her.
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