Why is parental involvement important? According to the U.S. Department of Education, research indicates consistent, positive, and convincing evidence: families have a major influence on their children's achievement in school and through life. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. In other words, family involvement in children's education positively affects student achievement.

Studies have found that students with involved parents, regardless of their income or background, are more likely to:

Parental involvement is one of the central points of No Child Left Behind. Parents are asked to play an active role in their children's school and home learning. This web site provides parents and families with many resources and links to other sites that will assist in their children's learning.