Involve Students and Parents
Strategies to Make the Vision a Reality
School Governance Councils:
Several districts have determined that half the membership of their governance council will include parents of students at that school; with the other members coming from the school (including students,) community, or other partners.
Some schools pilot student led conferences during which students review their portfolio and discuss their progress toward mastering standards with their parents. The teacher is present and acts as a guide and support to the students.
There are a few school districts that have a program of classes for parents such as: “The Roadmap to Graduation”; “I’m Glad I Am Me: Developing Self-Esteem”; and “Monitoring Your Child’s Progress – What Are Assessments?”