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Agency report
Open the doors: partnering with parents in a standards-based education system

Extent: 12 p., 79K, PDF 4.0
Description: Explores the role of the educational establishment - schools, districts and the state education agency - in devising strategies to engage parents in their children’s learning in a real and meaningful way. Shows that parents support standards, but have legitimate concerns about their implementation that deserve to be addressed
Date: December 22, 2000
Subject(s): Education; Secondary education
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency). Critical Issues Team
Contributor: Sandra Stalker
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency); Minnesota Planning (Agency)

This study aims to put the spot-light not on parents, but on the entire
educational establishment: schools, districts, the state education agency. It dispels several myths that pervade education and examines real strategies that might help to effectively engage parents in their children’s education.


Document contents:

  • Make parents welcome
  • Standards have made a difference
  • Teachers are the front line
  • State government’s role
  • Opening the right doors to parents
  • Conclusion

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