The Family-School Partnership

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The Family-School Partnership:

The Family-School Partnership Its Importance and Implications

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"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents" - Jane D. Hull

Did You Know…?:

Did You Know…? According to Henderson and Mapp, there is a “positive and convincing relationship between family involvement and student success, regardless of race/ethnicity, class, or parents’ level of education”.

The PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships:

The PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

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Did You Know…? “When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.”

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Families and school faculty need to continuously work together to “support students’ learning… both at home and at school” . -National PTA

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Families should be involved in “ academic learning at home , including homework, goal setting, and other curriculum-related activities”. -Epstein and Salinas (2004)

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Effective education “bridges the gap” between school and students’ families. There should be a partnership between the teacher and students’ family members, and students’ families should be fully informed about what is taking place inside of the classroom.

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As teachers, we must help establish this collaborative family-school relationship. We must see our students’ families as partners .

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By working with our students’ families, we can better help our students reach success .

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References Epstein, J. & Salinas, K. (2004). Partnering with families and communities. Educational Leadership , 61 (8), 12-18. Retrieved from National Education Association. (n.d.). Research spotlight on parental involvement in education. Retrieved from National Parent Teacher Association. (n.d.). Report: The positive relationship between family involvement and student success. Retrieved from