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Readers: Heck yes, parent engagement matters to student learning

On Monday, we asked our readers if parent engagement matters in a child’s education.

Chalkbeat readers overwhelmingly said that it does.

Our readers’ opinions diverge from the findings of a recent study suggesting that most parent engagement does not affect academic achievement.

Teacher Mark Sass left this comment on our website:

What type of parental involvement is the key. Internationally data suggests that parental involvement at the school has little impact–involvement like volunteering for recess duty, or working in the library. But parental involvement at home does impact student learning. Ensuring a quiet place to study; asking students about their studies; reading with their students. That works.

As always, we invite you to join the conversation on our website, Facebook page, or on Twitter. Check back Monday for a new question!

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