Posted by on January 17, 2003

[From the PEN Weekly NewsBlast]
This report examines the impact of different family and community connections on student achievement. Authors Anne Henderson and Karen Mapp reviewed more than 50 research studies published since 1995. They found that “the research continues to grow and build an ever-strengthening case. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” The authors also found that students with involved parents, “no matter what their income or background”, were more likely to succeed in school, attend school regularly, earn higher grades, pass their classes, and graduate and go on to post-secondary education.

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