Scalable approaches to parental engagement are needed to sustain efforts to improve education outcomes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to schooling around the world, impacting learning for more than 1.5 billion students. These changes have forced policymakers, school administrators and teachers to reconceptualize their approaches to teaching and learning for their students, and parental engagement in children’s education has been thrust into the center of all school activities. In order for education systems to truly develop the broad set of competencies young people will need to thrive in the new economy, they must find ways to bring parents along in that journey.
*Parent: We define the term “parent” using CUE at Brookings’ Family Engagement in Education project definition. A parent is used as a shorthand for any family member, caregiver or guardian who cares for the health and well-being of the child. “Family” is often used as a more inclusive term and is used interchangeably with parents.
This project aims to identify and promote impactful and scalable solutions that support the engagement of parents in education.
Engaging parents to help make education more aligned with innovative pedagogy is critical if change efforts to education are to be sustained. Therefore, building trusting relationships and confidence among parents to participate in the education process is essential. This Spotlight project aims to identify and promote impactful and scalable solutions that support the engagement of parents with their child’s education. This project is a collaboration between HundrED, Kidsburgh, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, and IDEO with financial support provided by The Grable Foundation.
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