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"Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016"

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Poor and wealthier families get involved at school differently, according to new data from the 2016 federal Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey, a nationally representative study of 14,000 parents of children in K-12 public, private, or home schools.

Parents in poverty were 20 percentage points or more less likely to participate in class fundraising, volunteer or serve on a school committee, or attend class events such as field trips, which can help families build more social supports for their children and leverage within a school. However, a higher percentage of children in poverty always had an adult check that their homework was completed, 72 percent versus 65 percent of children who were not poor.

Vol. 37, Issue 07, Page 5

Published in Print: October 4, 2017, as Parent Involvement
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