Listen up, schools! Technology helps with parent participation

A new survey reveals that though most parents want to participate in their child’s school or district, not enough technology options exist to help them communicate with educators and school leaders. Plus, many schools say it’s time for the bake sale to go—parents need to provide some much-needed educational technology help.

The survey, “Parent Volunteers in the Classroom,” conducted by WeAreTeachers and VolunteerSpot, queried more than 1,000 parents and educators. The results indicate that there is strong support for parent volunteers in the classroom, but there are also “critical gaps” between teacher needs and how parents currently pitch in.

The survey highlights how schools can give parents technology tools to boost parent participation, involve more working parents, and increase parent engagement in support of student success.…Read More