It’s Family Engagement Month in the state of Georgia! A time where we, as a state, collectively recognize and honor the impactful contributions parents and families provide at school and home to support student success. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is committed to educating the whole child. In this effort, we strive to provide high-quality programs that improve teaching and learning across the state and equip schools with the information and resources necessary to help parents actively engage in their child's academic achievement.
Family engagement is a shared responsibility in which schools and other community organizations are committed to communicating with, reaching out to, and building ties to engage families in meaningful ways. Research on family engagement suggests that when schools, families, and communities support each other, students of all backgrounds and ability levels achieve at the highest levels; resulting in prepared students for their next step after high school—college, the military, or beginning a career.