Parent Involvement

10 Ways for Parents to Help Teachers
This article includes 10 simple yet powerful things that parents can do at home to support teachers in their daily work of teaching our young children.
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Reading Rockets

Children who have difficulty with reading or school need parents who will go to bat for them. Parents know their kids best and care the most, and this video discusses parents as partners.
Publisher: Reading Rockets

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities
If your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability, using these parenting tips can help them build self-confidence and find success at school—and in life.
Authors: Gina Kemp, Melinda Smith, and Jeanne Segal
Publication Date: November 2020
Publisher: HelpGuide

How Parents Can Be Advocates for Their Children
Parents are often the best educational advocates for their children, especially children with a learning disability. This article offers nine tips to help you be a strong champion for your child.
Publisher: Reading Rockets

Parent Involvement: Partner With Your Child's Middle School Teachers
This article will help parents connect with their child’s teacher, know what questions to ask, and know what to do if there is a problem.
Publisher: Scholastic

Parent–Teacher Conferences
This factsheet provides information on what parents should know about parent-teacher conferences and what to do before, during, and after the meeting.
Publication Date: January 2022
Publisher: KidsHealth

Raising Special Kids Help and Hope for Families
Raising Special Kids exists to improve the lives of children with the full range of disabilities, from birth to age 26, by providing support, training, information, and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children.
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: Raising Special Kids

The Role of Parents
Parent attitudes about education can inspire their children and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey. This article provides ways parents can connect to their children’s learning and support their education.
Publication Date: August 2012
Publisher: PBS KIDS for Parents

What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School A Parent Checklist
The checklist includes questions and resources that parents and caregivers can use to help ensure their children are getting the education they deserve. It suggests key questions, tips for educational success, and resources for more information.
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education

Who’s Who in Your Child's School
This article provides a selected list of who's who at your school: the teaching and administrative staff as well as organizations at the district level.
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Reading Rockets