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Document Number: 4198

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement - According to this report by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), research shows that when parents are actively engaged in their children's education, students get higher grades and are more likely to go to college. The report also found that white, middle-class families tend to be more involved in schools and that supporting parental involvement in all families may be an important tool in closing student achievement gaps. (Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Catherine Jordan, Evangelina Orozco, Amy Averett, Deborah Donnelly, Joan Buttram, Lacy Wood, Marilyn Fowler and Margaret Myers, SEDL, 2002) ...


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