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Document Number: 7126

School and Parent Interaction by Household Language and Poverty Status: 2002-03 - This issue brief describes school-to-home communication practices and opportunities for parent involvement at school as reported by parents of U.S. school-age students from primarily English- and primarily Spanish-speaking households during the 200203 school year. Among the findings: A greater percentage of students in English-speaking households than in Spanish-speaking households had parents who reported receiving personal notes or e-mails about the student; receiving newsletters, memos or notices addressed to all parents; opportunities to attend general meetings; opportunities to attend school events; and chances to volunteer. Differences were still apparent after taking poverty status into account. (Christine Enyeart, Juliet Diehl, Gillian Hampden-Thompson and Marion Scotchmer, National Center for Education Statistics, September 2006) ...


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