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Families & Schools

Families are critical to students' academic success. The following articles discuss the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids. If you're a parent, you may also be interested in what you can do at home — these articles can be found in Parent Tips.


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One Dream, Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America's High Schools

Civic Engagement. (2008). One Dream, Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America's High Schools. Washington, D.C.: Author.

In this survey, the parents of current and formers high school students in urban, suburban, and rural districts were queried on the frequency and quality of their engagement with their children's schools, as well as perceived barriers to involvement and their suggestions for improving interactions.


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