Working with Parents: Building Relationships for Student Success

7I recently read Working With Parents: Building Relationships for Student Success by Ruby Payne.

In the book, Ms. Payne states: “There is no correlation between the physical presence of parents at school and student achievement. The correlation is between student achievement and parental involvement. So getting parents to physically come to the school is not a key issue in student achievement.”

After reading this, I began to wonder how often our paradigms of families are based on their attendance, or lack of attendance, at school events. It also made me wonder how family-school partnerships can be built if family members don’t physically come to the school. I reached out to some Leader in Me Schools for their ideas. (Read More)

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