Parents and caregivers are arguably the most important stakeholders in a child’s educational success. With nearly 1.3 million students dropping out of high school each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance developed this toolkit to engage parents in dropout prevention and development strategies to ensure the success of all children. This toolkit is a resource for Dropout Summit conveners and community leaders bringing the parent voice into the planning process and the development of local and state action plans addressing the dropout crisis.
Three priorities that are clearly critical to student success throughout a child’s academic career are:
Attendance Every Day : Ensure children go to school regularly
Achievement Every Year : Monitor and help children make satisfactory progress each year
Attainment Over Time : Set high expectations for children and plan for attaining their long-term goals
Each one is heavily influenced by the actions and thinking of parents as well as educators, community-based providers and students themselves.
Access the parent engagement toolkit.