Parent Engagement

Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school. If you're a parent, you may be interested in what you can do at home to support your child's learning — browse (and subscribe to) our Growing Readers parent newsletter for monthly tips. You'll find more resources in our For Parents section.

You may also want to see our Parent Engagement Webinar Series, sponsored by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.


Featured partner: National PTA

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Our PBS Series:
Launching Young Readers

Vivica Fox

Learn more about spelling patterns, invented spelling, and how writing, spelling, and reading reinforce each other.

Frank McCourt

Learn more about effective classroom strategies to help kids understand — and care about — what they read.

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables