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3 Ways for Schools to Engage Families of Older Students

Though sustaining a strong connection between school and home can become more difficult in middle and high school, it’s worth the extra effort to support long-term student success.

August 30, 2023

From building more effective communication habits to creating a more welcoming back-to-school night to considering setting up a home visit system, there are many ways that secondary school administrators can work to improve family engagement, even as students get older. The best of these approaches will welcome caregivers of all backgrounds to partner with the school, increase community involvement, and ultimately boost student achievement. 

To learn more about the benefits of the strategies covered in this video and others, explore these resources cited in the video:  

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