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Community Engagement

Boosting parent engagement with a “Parent University”

Executive Summary

Napa Valley Unified School District / Napa, CA
Rural / K-12
Students: 18,400
Staff: 760

The idea:

Purpose and impact:

How it works:

Parent University course categories:

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    Lessons Learned

    • 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.