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No Greater Calling
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Susan Armenta Nick Faber Steven V. Griend Evelyn J. Gunn Donna Hilton Carol Midgett
 
  Introduction

  “No Greater Calling”

  “Every Student’s Right”

  “Becoming the Best”

  “Leading Together”

Tips for Schools

  Success Stories

  Share Your Story

Tips for Schools
Learn to communicate better.

At times, parents feel that educators talk down to them or speak in educational jargon they do not understand. School signs often seem unwelcoming. Schools should make every effort to reach out and communicate with parents in a clear way and listen to what they have to say. To ensure that all parents have access to information, written material should be concise and easily readable. Schools should be parent-friendly. Some school newsletters for parents include a glossary of terms to help parents understand school improvement efforts. Other schools use regularly scheduled telephone calls to stay in contact with families.

For more information, ideas, and publications, visit the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Involve Families | Learn to Communicate | Encourage Parental Participation | Welcome Parents | Overcome Language Barriers | Use Technology


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