Through communication across home and school, parents and teachers can share information about children’s progress and discuss their needs and interests to find the right opportunities to promote learning experiences. Meaningful dialogue between parents and teachers creates mutual understanding and enhances both parents’ and children’s experiences with school.
Building shared responsibility for educational outcomes
Gain a better understanding of how to turn common school events and activities, like Back-to-School night, into a partnership-building opportunity.
Creating constructive school-family connections
Use this inventory to look at the conditions that enhance productive school-family relationships: approach, attitude, atmosphere, and actions.
Education: Our Best Legacy
Explore the school success program intended to be delivered by Spanish-speaking educators to Latino parents or caregivers with middle school-aged children.
Effective communication for family-school partnerships
Explore these guidelines and practices that school staff can use for effective communication.
Four models of parent involvement
Review four models of parent involvement and identify where your own school is at on the spectrum.
How to engage the uninvolved parent
Consider these suggestions for engaging parents in removing barriers, improving communication, and more.
Nuts and bolts of communication with parents and families
Get communication tips relating to attitudes, behaviors, and more.
Practices that promote schools as welcoming communities
Try these family outreach efforts to create a welcoming environment for parents.
The eight 'p' philosophy for effective school-parent partnerships
Enact these eight “P”s in your school to help build effective school-parent partnerships.
What can parents do to strengthen parent-school connections?
Follow these easy-to-do steps to help strengthen your parent-school relationships.
Reviewed in 2023