Lesson 3 Summary

Key Points:

  • Parents can serve as effective advocates for their children by choosing a school that is appropriate, advocating on behalf of their children for improved performance by a school, and providing their children with resources and support to improve academic performance.
  • Research has shown that families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and that students with involved families are more successful at school.
  • School Liaisons play a key role in helping families be knowledgeable about how to advocate for their children’s education and should direct families to local Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRC) to obtain additional support and information about school performance and accountability.
  • While School Liaisons must provide families and installation commanders with important information about school performance, they are not to advise families where to enroll their children in school.

Looking Forward: Next, assess your understanding of this lesson.