Parent involvement is widely seen as important to the success of students, particularly students from low-income families. Under the new school finance system, parents are expected to play a bigger role by participating in district financial decisions, particularly regarding the spending of extra dollars districts have received for high-needs students: low-income students, English learners and foster youth.
California and Washington appear in sync on at least one issue: local control of schools.
The recommendations are part of a push to create measures of school conditions and climate that help districts create change.
Superintendent emphasizes the importance of health.
The district has more than 200 magnet schools.
The program uses parent-teacher teams to share information.
California is working with the Ad Council to provide communication tips for schools.
Family involvement is key to preparing children academically.
The Student Voice campaign encourages meaningful connections with teachers.