Friday, January 7, 2011

January = Parent Engagement Month

Whereas studies have shown that the number one factor in individual student success in school is parent involvement; and

Whereas when schools, families, and groups work together to support learning, children do better in school, stay in school longer and enjoy school more; and

Whereas Parent Engagement in a child's educational experience assures better cooperation between student, teacher, home ,and school; and

Whereas studies show that students of involved parents earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, and are promoted more often, attend school more regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior and adapt well to school; and

Whereas students supported by the participation and engagement of their parents are more likely to graduate and go on to postsecondary education; and

Whereas the vision of Utah PTA for education is to help all children and youth reach their full potential and assure the involvement of parents in the education of their children;

Therefore be it resolved that January 2011 is hereby proclaimed in the state of Utah to be:  Parent Engagement Month

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