Family Engagement

Family Engagement

Family involvement  plays an important role in creating successful students and schools. The rigor of the Common Core supports this need for collaboration. The Common Core Library and Parent Academy are two tools families can use to connect to their child’s education. This page offers educators resources to support sharing Common Core work with families.


Sharing Information About Common Core State Tests

Sharing Student Work

Student-led Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are a valuable way to work with your parent community to promote a shared responsibility for student achievement. To introduce and engage families in the Common Core, please review Maximizing Parent-Teacher Conferences and watch the video below to see one school's innovative approach to incorporating students.

Watch a video about student-led parent-teacher conferences, an innovative approach that promotes a shared responsibility for student achievement and encourages students to apply critical thinking skills, at Washington Heights Expeditionary School (WHEELS). View Transcript