Involvement of family and community members has a significant impact on student achievement. This handy resource provides a framework that education leaders can use in designing and implementing initiatives to more effectively engage the public by:
] framing a clear focus for initiatives
] identifying and including representatives from each diverse constituency group
] developing an understanding of the varied perspectives of these groups
] presenting strategies to call and encourage constituent involvement and action
A more engaged community results in improved teaching and learning. The energy of parents, teachers, and communities working together starts small and spreads over time. The possibilities for action are limitless.