parents and community involvement

We Must Involve Parents and Community in the Education of Children

No one is more important to a child than their parent. Because children spend 70% of their time away from school, any effort to improve children’s academic performance must include and involve their parents. Research has demonstrated repeatedly and convincingly that parental and community involvement in schools leads to improved academic and behavioral outcomes for […]

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The Power of After-School Programs

When you were a child, what was an after-school activity? Depending on your age, it might have been the cheerleading squad, a sports team, or band practice. In other words, there might not have been an after-school program per se. After-school programs abound today. Just between 2004 and 2014, enrollment in after-school programs skyrocketed from […]

Summer Enrichment Helps Students Maintain Gains

The “summer slide” has long been documented as a major threat to the academic achievement of children in high-poverty schools. They lose much of the gains they make during the school year and fall further behind their peers from higher-income homes. To combat the summer slide, Charleston Promise Neighborhood provides literacy enrichment to Mary Ford […]