Engaged Families and Communities

Research shows parent, family, and community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement. That’s why NEA affiliate members and leaders are working closely with parents, families, and community members in local communities across the country to close achievement gaps, improve low-performing schools, and transform relationships between schools and their communities. Read the stories below to learn more about how families and communities are involved in priority schools.

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Classroom Superheroes

Educators in priority schools are rising to a superhero challenge every single day. Nominate educators in your community and support others at classroomsuperheroes.com

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PSC Superhero Keith G. Pemberton

Keith G. Pemberton is a social worker at Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point, N.C., where he has built a strong and steady pipeline for parental involvement, specifically among fathers and male mentors. Check out his Classroom Superhero profile and leave some words of encouragement.

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