A book has just come out highlighting what the author researchers say are the five “essential supports” to school success. You can read details about it at in a post on my other blog — “Five Essential Supports For School Success.”
I wanted to share here, though, what they say about parent-community ties, which is listed as one of those essential supports:
Parent-community ties: This support refers to whether schools are a welcoming place for parents and whether there are strong connections between the school and local institutions. Schools with strong parent involvement were 10 times more likely to improve in math and four times more likely to improve in reading than schools weak on this measure.
Makes sense to me….