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ERIC Number: ED491743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Secret Weapon Discovered! Scientists Say Parents Partnering with Teachers Can Change the Future of Education
Furger, Roberta
George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia p46-49 Mar 2006
In "A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement," published in 2002 by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Anne T. Henderson and Karen Mapp reviewed years of research on parent involvement, and their conclusions are unequivocal. When parents are involved in school, students of all backgrounds and income levels do better. When their parents are involved, kids are more likely to earn higher grades and score better on standardized tests; they attend school more regularly, have improved social skills, and are better behaved in school; and they are more likely to continue their education past high school. This article reviews best practices in getting parents involved, as well as how to use technology to improve communication with parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation, San Rafael, CA.
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