Parent Engagement- The Key to Student Success
Posted: August 17, 2007
Parental Involvement — The Key to Student Success!
According to the National Education Association (NEA), parents must be actively involved in order to ensure a child’s success in school. Study after study has indicated that a child’s educational experience is enhanced when a parental figure is involved.
Here are a few of the research findings into parental involvement:
- When parents are involved in their child’s education at home, children do better in school.
- Children go farther in school when their parents are involved in school.
- A home environment that supports learning is more important to student success than income, education level or cultural background.
- The sooner the parental involvement starts, the more powerful the effects.
- Some of the results of parental involvement include student achievement, reduced absenteeism and improved behavior.
What can parents do to get involved?
- Read to or with your children. Join or start a book club with your teen.
- Check homework every day.
- Stay in contact with your child’s teachers.
- Become involved in the school’s parent organization.
- Advocate for better educational support throughout your community.
It’s never too late to get involved with your children and their education!
For more information on student success, please check the NEA Web site: http://www.nea.org/parents/index.html