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Parents as Partners

“At the heart of any successful parent-involvement program are teachers who are not only committed to building family and school relationships, but who also have the skills and knowledge to do it well."

-Leon Lynn

Parents want what is best for their child and teachers want what is best for their students. There is a strong body of evidence that has proven when parents and teachers work collaboratively, everyone benefits: students experience higher academic achievement, attend school more regularly, have better behavior, and are more engaged in the learning. A collaborative parent-school relationship is based on parents and teachers understanding each others' perspectives and realities. By working together, parents and teachers can provide the best learning environment, both at home and at school, for students. The sites below contain tips and suggestions for strengthening the bonds between school and home.