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Family Engagement in Education

NEA and National PTA Encourage Nation to Celebrate American Education Week

Otha Thornton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Education
Otha Thornton

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility, a renewed call to all citizens -- parents, teachers, education support professionals, elected officials, community leaders, and yes, students -- to make our schools great for all Americans.

Start the New School Year Off Right: Build Strong, Effective Family-School Partnerships

Otha Thornton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Otha Thornton

More than 40 years of research shows that when families are involved in their children's education and families and schools work together, student achievement increases, schools improve and communities grow stronger.

Families: An Essential Ingredient for Student Success and Excellent Schools

Otha Thornton | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Otha Thornton

I believe in the power of family engagement and the importance of family-school partnerships to help every child succeed academically and reach his or her full potential. It is my hope that even more parents take the time to get involved as it is proven to make a difference for children, schools and communities.

Back to School Toolkit for Working Parents

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Today's parents are stressed and scheduled to the limit. Parents who work long hours are not available during the day, and may not be inclined to leave home in the evening. So what's a concerned parent to do?