5: Parent/Community Involvement

In high-performing schools, parents and community members help develop, understand, and support a clear and common focus on core academic, social, and personal goals contributing to improved student performance and have a meaningful and authentic role in achieving these goals.  The school community works together to actively solve problems and create win-win solutions.  Mentoring and outreach programs provide for two-way learning between students and community/business members. 

1 Connecticut's Framework for RTI: A Family Guide
2 Equitable Access to opportunities and experiences ...
3 Autism Web Resources
4 Early Childhood Education Initiative: Publications and Related Websites
5 The Contribution of Parenting to Ethnic and Racial Gaps in School Readiness
6 Response to Intervention (RTI): A Primer for Parents
7 Goal Setting for Children with Learning Disabilities: Your Role is Important
8 Documenting Communication with the School About Special Services
9 Promising Practices in CT Schools
10 CT's Procedural Safeguards in Special Education
11 CT Resource Directory of Educational Programs and Practices
12 CT Resource Directory of Specialists: Educating Students with an Intellectual Disability in the General Education Environment
13 Helpful CT Resources for Families
14 Parent's Guide to Special Education in Connecticut
15 PPT Checklist
16 Students with Disabilities and Parental Choice in Connecticut
17 Student Guide to Understanding Your Rights and Responsibilities under IDEA
18 A Practical Guide to Talking With Your Community About No Child Left Behind and Schools in Need of Improvement
19 Work-Based Learning: Good News, Bad News and Hope