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Getting Involved in Your Child's Education

Why get involved in my child’s education?
Research [1] has shown that students benefit from parent involvement in many ways:

What can I do to help my child do well in school?
This resource page from the National Education Association answers that question and more with practical advice on helping with homework, getting involved at school, learning at home, and helping your child like school.  The links will take you lots more information, including pages in Spanish.
According to the Michigan Department of Education [1], parents whose kids do well in school support them by:

Where can I find out more about parent involvement in education?
Especially for parents of younger children:

General resources:

Cool stuff to do with your kids to show them you enjoy and value learning:

Related topics on YourChild:

What are some organizations that promote and support parent involvement in education?


Compiled by Kyla Boyse, R.N.  Reviewed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan

Updated February 2010

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