Engaged Families and Communities

A Day in the Life of a Parent Coordinator

Communities and families play a critical role in raising student achievement — that’s something research shows and the NEA Priority School Campaign strongly supports. But it’s not easy. Building meaningful relationships between families and their schools is more than a full time job.  Check out what a school day is like for Gladys Méndez, the parent coordinator at Thirteenth and Green Elementary School in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Narrated by Mary Ellen Flannery

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