Palmer Lake PTA: Parent Teacher Association
Hundreds of research studies show that when parents get involved, children do better in school. Researchers have been studying the effects parent attitudes and actions have on their children's academic success for more than 30 years. The results have been consistent. Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla summed it up in their book A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, which reviewed the existing research: "When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better."
Research shows that when parents are involved in their children's education, the children are more likely to:
- earn better grades.
- score higher on tests.
- pass their classes.
- attend school regularly.
- have better social skills.
- show improved behavior.
- complete homework assignments.
- graduate and continue their education.
Why should parents get involved? Because involvement can make a dramatic difference for their children. Because it can make a significant difference, both in school atmosphere and in the success rate of students—especially when parents are included as partners in the educational process.
Parent involvement is a powerful tool. Spread the word.
Palmer Lake PTA is for all students and all families.
What we can do for Palmer Lake is up to us. Not a huge time commitment, but a great result for your efforts. Get an inside look at new initiatives and technology; plan activities; serve; grow.