The need for a strong partnership between schools and families is extremely important, but it can be challenging to figure out the best way to handle home-school communication. When parents, caregivers, community members, and educators work together, children are more likely to develop a positive attitude about school. Students with involved families complete homework more consistently, have higher grades and graduation rates, and have higher self-esteem. Here’s how four districts are making the most of the home-school connection.

Ask the people what they want
As we get more connected, it becomes more complicated on how schools should communicate with parents. We...

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  • About the Author:

    Ellen Ullman is editorial director, content services, for eSchool Media.