This Sunday’s New York Times op-ed by Thomas Friedman, “How About Better Parents?” mentioned the Center for Public Education’s recent research review on parent involvement, “Back to School: How parent involvement affects student achievement.” If you’d like to read the full report, go here.
It may be one of the least controversial statements in American education: Parent involvement can make a difference in a child’s education. The misunderstanding can come, though, on how to define that involvement. Do all the PTA meetings, take-home flyers and Back to School nights actually generate increases in student achievement? The Center for Public