National PTA seeks to demonstrate the value and impact of family engagement on student success. The Best Practices and Innovation Issue Briefs will help you reinforce that message when speaking with federal and state policy makers and educational leaders in your states. The Federal Policy Issue Briefs are intended to educate PTA members and families about current federal laws within National PTA’s policy priorities.
"There is widespread consensus that family engagement is a critical ingredient for children’s school success 'from cradle to career.' Research suggests that family engagement promotes a range of benefits for students, including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and increased likelihood of high school graduation..."
Teaching the Teachers (2011)
Preparing Educators to Engage Families for Student Achievement
Breaking New Ground (2011)
Data Systems Transform Family Engagement in Education
Seeing is Believing (2009) (En Español)
Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement – developed in collaboration with Harvard Family Research Project
Archived Issue Briefs