Engagement is the centerpiece to all of this. Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents’ confidence in their children’s education. As a result, children earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior.
Fostering partnerships between teachers, families and their communities can assure that all students have the support and resources they need to thrive in a dynamic global economy. Communities play a vital role in facilitating growth and development in its children. Engaging in an innovative way is a first step in that direction
When children aren’t held to high academic standards, the end results are a low achievement and poor performance. Every student, parent, and teacher should share common a growth mindset on expectations of what students should know and be able to accomplish.
We must move to:
· Cultural relevance
Elevating our mindsets will equip the children of today to be productive citizens of tomorrow.
All too often, children who are most in need of support and assistance attend schools that have less access to excellent educators than do other students, which hinder their ability to succeed in school and beyond. These schools tend to have higher staff turnover, less challenging curricula, less access to appropriate materials and technology, and poorer facilities.
Equitable access is effectively distributing and leveraging money, developing human capital and tools that leads to measurable actions of improvement in education. Access to each depends on the other to achieve its intended purpose of maximizing desired learning opportunities created for students.
An abundance of money and time without the knowledge, motivation, and expertise of teachers does little towards the achievement of an equitable education for all students.