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Strengthen collaborative partnerships with parents 

Elevating Education: Excellence in education requires strong partnerships between schools and families. By strengthening collaboration with parents through workshops, advisory councils, and family resource centers, we're elevating education by ensuring that every child receives the support they need to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom.

 

In John’s classroom: No one is more invested in a student’s education excellence than their parent. John values open communication and collaboration, regularly engaging with parents to discuss student progress, share insights, and create opportunities for parent involvement in classroom activities. By fostering strong relationships based on trust, respect, and mutual understanding, John creates a supportive community where every family feels valued and empowered to play an active role in their child's education

Offer Workshops and Resources

  • What we’ll do:

    • Host workshops on topics such as parenting strategies, academic support at home, and navigating the education system.

    • Provide resources such as tip sheets, guides, and online platforms to support parent engagement and involvement.

    • Collaborate with community organizations and nonprofits to expand access to parenting resources and support services.

  • What that means for:

    • Students: Students benefit from increased parental involvement and support, which positively impacts their academic performance, behavior, and overall well-being.

    • Parents: Parents gain access to valuable resources, information, and strategies to support their child's education, empowering them to take an active role in their child's learning journey.

    • Teachers: Teachers experience improved communication and collaboration with parents, leading to stronger partnerships and a shared commitment to student success.

Establish Advisory Councils

  • What we’ll do:

    • Create advisory councils comprised of parents, educators, administrators, and community members to provide input and feedback on educational policies and initiatives.

    • Foster open communication channels between schools and families through regular meetings, surveys, and forums.

    • Empower parents to advocate for their children's needs and priorities within the school and district.

  • What that means for:

    • Students: Students benefit from parent input and advocacy, which ensures their needs and interests are represented in school policies, programs, and decision-making processes.

    • Parents: Parents feel empowered to voice their concerns, provide feedback, and contribute to school improvement efforts, fostering a sense of ownership and investment in their child's education.

    • Teachers: Teachers gain valuable insights and perspectives from parents, enabling them to better understand students' backgrounds, preferences, and support systems, leading to more effective teaching practices.

Enhance Family Resource Centers

  • What we’ll do:

    • Expand the scope of family resource centers to offer a wide range of services, including academic support, counseling, health services, and social assistance.

    • Ensure accessibility by providing multilingual support, cultural competency training, and accommodations for diverse family needs.

    • Establish partnerships with local agencies and organizations to maximize resources and address the holistic needs of families.

  • What that means for:

    • Students: Students receive comprehensive support services that address their academic, social, emotional, and physical needs, creating a supportive and nurturing environment conducive to learning.

    • Parents: Parents access a wide range of resources and assistance to navigate challenges related to their child's education, health, and well-being, leading to increased confidence and resilience.

    • Teachers: Teachers collaborate with family resource center staff to provide wraparound support for students and families, promoting holistic development and academic success.

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