Q:

I know that parental involvement is closely related to my children's success in school. What else do I need to do beyond attending parent-teacher meetings and volunteering in their classrooms? -- For Involvement

A:

Being involved in your children's education does not take any special skills. What it takes is time, attention and common sense. Here are some additional ways you can be involved:

  • -Read notes and newsletters from the school.
  • -Talk with your children's teachers regularly.
  • -Keep up with the homework your children are doing.
  • -Read and discuss work your children bring home with them.
  • -Read aloud to your children, and encourage them to read.
  • -Set high standards for your child.
  • -Create a climate for learning in your home.