Additional Resources for Parental and Family Involvement
Research Proves Positive Impact of Parental Involvement
Research shows that parental involvement not only improves and enhances student achievement, but when parents are engaged and interested, students have—
- Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
- Improved school attendance
- Increased motivation
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
- Lower rates of school suspension
The earlier parental involvement in a child's educational process begins, the more beneficial and positive the effects. And the most effective form of parental involvement is that which engages parents and children in learning activities at home. These powerful resources from ETA/Cuisenaire help families accomplish just that!
Funding & Resources
U.S. Department of Education www.ed.gov – Search “parental involvement” and find up-to-date information on federal policy and Title I provisions for parental and family involvement, statistics and federal reports on the advantages of parental involvement, tips for successful programs, grant information, and more.
National Center for Family Literacy www.famlit.org - Non-profit organization for helping parents and educators learn more about working with children at home. The site has tools for professional development, blogs, information on community based programs, annual conference information, links to grant opportunities, and more.
Parent Information and Resource Centers www.nationalpirc.org - The National Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) offers technical assistant to PIRC’s across the nation. To locate a PIRC in your state, go to the PIRC Directory for more information about your local program.
International Reading Association www.reading.org – Search on “parental involvement” for informative and research articles published by the International Reading Association.