Nathan Monell of the National PTA on Family Engagement in Education
"We know that when parents are engaged, the teachers have a much better interaction with the students. We know that attendance is better at schools when parents are engaged. We know that the opportunities that students take advantage of are higher when parents are engaged."
More than 40 years of research shows that family engagement in education is an essential component for student success -- and school improvement. How can we make the schools in America better? A discussion with Nathan Monell, Executive Director of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
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