ERIC Number: EJ965252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Reference Count: 2
Parents as Partners
Brooks, Michele P.
Principal Leadership, v12 n2 p24-27 Oct 2011
Family involvement is a key ingredient of improving underperforming schools, but families are often unaware of how to get involved. To engage families in schools, an urban school district offers Parent University to teach family members how to become leaders in schools and advocates for their children. Parent University is one of Boston Public Schools' primary means of building family members' capacity to effectively partner with schools and providing families with the information and skills to navigate the education system. The district also offers guidebooks about supporting student learning at home.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Family Involvement, Educational Improvement, Parent School Relationship, Principals, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Parent Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts