Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement

Parental involvement in the education of youth is not only necessary but it is critical.  When parents talk to their children about school, expect them to do well, make sure that out-of-school activities are constuctive, and help them plan for college, their children perform better in school.  According to the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory report, "A New Wave of Evidence", regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to:

 

- Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher level programs

 

- Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits

 

- Attend school regularly

 

- Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school

 

- Graduate and go on to post-secondary education

 

 

SOURCE: NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA) - http://www.nea.org/tools/17360.htm