Educators: Make an extra effort to reach your hard-to-reach parents

There is no single profile of a hard-to-reach parent. One might be a recent immigrant struggling to manage language barriers and transportation issues. Another might be a single mom who has difficulty arranging for child care. Yet another might be a busy professional whose long hours and hectic schedule leave little time for anything else.[…]

Educators: 10 Ways to engage busy families

One of the biggest obstacles to parent involvement is parents’ lack of time. To be sensitive to the time pressures that parents face, here are some things you can do: Be flexible when parents visit the school without a formal appointment. For instance, teachers can cover for each other to allow for impromptu parent-teacher conferences.[…]