Clearinghouse Resource

Title

REACH Out to Parents for Student Success: A Toolkit for Educators

Authors/Editors

Iowa Statewide Parent Information Resource Center

Publisher(s)

Des Moines, IA: Iowa Statewide Parent Information Resource Center

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2006, pages

Description of Resource

The Iowa Parent Information Resource Center (Iowa PIRC) has developed REACH Out to Parents for Student Success: A Toolkit for Educators. This tool was designed to assist school leaders in creating a culture that welcomes, honors, and connects with families in ways that result in a joint effort to design strategies and actions for the classroom at school and at home to help each child maximize his/her learning. To do that, educators and parents must come to the table together and learn from each other. The results of that work will not look like what either group has thought of as “parent involvement” in the past. Nor will it look like what the school district down the highway is doing. Each community must look at the needs of their own children, families, and schools to determine the best approach to take to support their children and youth as learners both at school and at home. - Publisher's description

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.iowaparents.org/getting-involved/toolkit