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Boosting parent engagement with a “Parent University”
Napa Valley Unified School District / Napa, CA
Rural / K-12
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Every parent wants their child to succeed. District leaders should adopt this idea as the mission of a Parent University program, and assume that by teaching parents, they can help their children to succeed.
Encourage parents to teach classes and take on school leadership roles – but offer support so they gain confidence in their leadership abilities.
Go broad when seeking community partners, so your district can address many needs. Look beyond education-focused organizations.
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