The National PTA offers suggestions to busy parents
on getting involved with their children, teachers and school community.
Also included are tips for motivating children to do well in school.
This site encourages parents to get involved in their
child's school and offers answer to the questions: Why participate?
What will be gained? Who will it benefit and how can you help?
Parents Involved: Your Rights, Duties, and Responsibities
The Center for Literacy at the University of Illinois
at Chicago provides these ideas to help parents know about theri rights
and responsibilities, as well as how to get needed information.
The U.S. Department of Education and the National
Parent Information Network provide ideas on how to help your child
at home and at school. Also included are suggestions on what do if
there are problems at school. This site is also available is Spanish:
Participando en la educacion de sus hijos
for Parent Involvement in Education
Working to create more effective family-school partnerships
to increase student achievement, empower parents, and support classroom
New Understanding of Parent Involvement
A Conference Report from the U.S. Department of Education
including articles on types of parent involvement, time management
strategies, current research, creating partnerships, involving fathers,
and making education eveybody's business.
Be informed! This summary is designed to help parents
understand the NCLB act of 2001 and its impact on education.
Article answering questions like: What is middle school?
What are middle school students like? What can parents do to help
children have success at home? At school? Why is it important for
parents to be involved?
Supports increasing family participation in children's
learning, by developing family, school, and community resources and
making available resources, ideas, funding and conferences.