Edited By Scot Danforth
Chapter 7: Partnerships with Parents and Families
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Partnerships with Parents and Families
• How can you develop strong partnerships with parents and families?
Imagine you are the parent of a fifth grade boy or girl. The academic year at Big Hill Elementary School begins in one week. You receive the following letter or e-mail from the school principal.
Dear Big Hill parent:
Welcome to another exciting year at Big Hill School. We are excited that your child will be a Hilltopper!
We are pleased to partner with you in the education of your child. Research shows that when schools and families work together to support our students, they achieve higher academic standards, preparing them for success in college and career. When parents and families are fully involved, the children are the ones who win!
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