Tuesday, April 10, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Tool to Help School Districts Get Families and Community Involved in Students' Education

From NEWS RELEASE - California Department of Education

SACRAMENTO—Recognizing the vital importance of parent involvement in the success of students, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today released a new, free publication, Family Engagement Framework, a Tool for California School Districts, to help school districts engage families in their children's education.

"Parents are every child's first teachers," Torlakson said. "The good news is you don't need an advanced degree to help your child succeed at school. It's the little things that make a big difference—reading at home, talking with your child about school, and setting high expectations. Our Family Engagement Framework provides practical ways to help schools support parents to stay involved and help their children learn."

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Family Engagement Framework HERE.

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