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Why should families be engaged?

The research on family engagement in education spans 30 years and shows that when families support their children’s learning at home, their children will be more successful. Anne Henderson, is a Senior Consultant with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, national researcher and consultant on family involvement practices, reports that “when families are involved at home and at school, children do better in school and schools get better. If their parents are involved, students from all backgrounds tend to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores
  • Enroll in higher-level programs
  • Be promoted and earn credits
  • Adapt well to school and attend regularly
  • Have better social skills and behavior
  • Graduate and go on to higher education.”

For Schools what does this mean?

WSPEI’s role is to support schools in the:

  • Assist educators with connecting to a student’s IEP goals, supports, and accommodations to learning at home
  • Assist educators to engage in conversations with families about their child’s reading and literacy
  • Recruitment of District Family Engagement Liaisons
  • Development of family engagement teams and creating family engagement plans which address the State Performance Plan Indicator #8 Data
  • Access to educational materials to support more effective collaboration with families

Contact the WSPEI Family Information and Support Specialist Team
at 833-879-7734 or 833(USWSPEI) | E-mail