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Family-School Partnerships

Research shows that family involvement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to

  • Earn higher grades and pass their classes, 
  • Attend school regularly and have better social skills,
  • Go on to postsecondary education.

When families, schools, and communities work together,

  • Student achievement improves,
  • Teacher morale rises,
  • Communication increases,
  • Family, school, and community connections multiply.

A comprehensive and practical guide to family involvement: The National Standards Implementation Guide

Building Family-School Partnerships the PTA Way

PTA’s process for building successful partnerships starts with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and consists of three steps:

  • Raising awareness about the power of family and community involvement.
  • Taking action to cultivate involvement through specific programs and practices.
  • Celebrating success as your school sees increased involvement and its impact.

Discover the power of partnerships at your school with these links and the resources below.

Take Your Family to School Week
The event that provides local PTAs and school leaders opportunites for families to engage in their child's education and well-being in school.

National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
Introduction to the National Standards, a framework for how families, schools, and communities should work together to support student success.

PTA Military Alliance for Parents and Partners
The Alliance works together to provide resources to and advocate for military-connected families.

Raise Awareness
The first step in PTA's process for building successful partnerships.

Take Action
The second step in PTA's process for building successful partnerships.

Celebrate Success
The third step in PTA's process for building successful partnerships.

Hearst Awards
National recognition and monetary awards for PTA's efforts to build family-school partnerships.

PTA Three for Me
Get Three for Me started at your school, or organization today and put a new face on parent involvement!