Families & the Community

Rethinking Parent Involvement for Middle and High School

By Catherine Gewertz — November 19, 2009 1 min read
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Parent involvement is often trumpeted as a crucial piece of school success. But getting parents involved in their children’s schools is often difficult, especially at the middle and high school level, when adolescents don’t exactly welcome the sight of mom or dad at school.

Harvard professor Nancy E. Hill wades into this area with a recent book and research paper. She argues that most policy on parent involvement ignores the differences in approaches that such programs must take in middle and high schools. My colleague Debbie Viadero has a nice story out about Hill and her ideas. Take a look.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.