Research shows that family involvement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to
- Earn higher grades and pass their classes,
- Attend school regularly and have better social skills,
- Go on to postsecondary education.
- When families, schools, and communities work together,
- Student achievement improves,
- Teacher morale rises,
- Communication increases,
- Family, school, and community connections multiply.
PTA’s process for building successful partnerships starts with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and consists of three steps:
- Raising awareness about the power of family and community involvement.
- Taking action to cultivate involvement through specific programs and practices.
- Celebrating success as your school sees increased involvement and its impact.