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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
Use technology to link parents to the classroom.

Educators can creatively use new technology from voice-mail to homework hotlines to educational CD-ROM programs- to get parents more involved in the learning process. For example, voice mail systems have been installed in several hundred schools across the country. Parents and students can call for taped messages that describe classroom activities and daily homework assignments. Audiotapes and videotapes can also be used to enhance communication with parents. These are especially helpful in reaching family members who do not read. Even with all the new technology, teachers and other school staff can still use the telephone to connect with parents. Schools can help by providing teachers with classroom phones.

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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