According to MindShift — a news service run by NPR station KQED that covers learning, teaching, and education — “many schools struggle to engage parents with school.”
“It’s a tricky problem with a complex web of reasons,” the news outlet notes, and the Right Question Institute has a solution.
In its article, “Helping Families Ask Questions Could Be Your Most Powerful Engagement Tool,” KQED describes how schools can build the ability of parents and guardians to ask questions and participate in decisions — equipping them with skills for becoming more engaged in the school system at all levels.
RQI’s methods help “parents to look beyond simple answers in order to question how decisions get made at the school and district level,” KQED notes.
Plus, “when parents are informed about those thing” — the challenges educators and schools are up against — “they can push for change at even higher levels.”
Read the MindShift article below and find resources for building school-family partnerships.
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