Family Engagement Month Parent University Virtual Sessions
November is designated as Family Engagement Month, a time to celebrate the crucial role parents and families play in their children's education. According to research from the U.S. Department of Education's Family and Community Engagement Team, family engagement is an essential component of a child's educational development. The positive outcomes of engaged parents include improved cognitive development and academic performance, better social-emotional development, and improved family well-being. Of all the factors that determine student outcomes, family engagement is at the top of the list. Partnerships between schools and families can improve students’ grades, attendance, persistence, and motivation. Research shows that this is true regardless of a family’s race or income.