Describes how some schools and their communities have overcome key barriers -- finding the time, increasing their information about each other, bridging school-family differences, improving schools, and tapping external supports to strengthen school-family partnerships. Successful partnerships require the sustained mutual collaboration and support of school staffs and families at home and at school. Business or community groups can also help schools and families to work together. This Book is based on case studies of 20 successful education programs around the country. They include elementary and secondary schools and districtwide programs.Reading, language arts, and math ITBS scores increased from 1993-94 to 1994- 95 for first through fifth grades (e.g., ... for third graders to 12 percent for first- graders; in language arts, increases ranged from 5 percent for second-graders to 12anbsp;...
|Title||:||Family Involvement in Childrens Education|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 1997-12-01|