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"3 ways to increase parent engagement" by Judith Culang and Linda Baker. Originally published in SmartBrief July 20, 2016.
Parent involvement is a challenge for schools across the country and Joseph Ferderbar Elementary is no exception. Our school of about 500 students is in Neshaminy School District, located 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The implementation of a new reading-intervention program inspired our district to revisit what parent engagement looks like in our schools. We asked ourselves: “Are we are doing enough to pull parents in?” Would creating open lines of communication and providing resources offer even the busiest parents opportunities to become more involved in their child’s education?