|Two lucky attendees won laptops donated by IU Health.|
On March 10th, MCCOY’s Student Success Team, Indiana Partnerships Center, and Indiana Youth Institute hosted “An Evening Dedicated to Parent Voices.” 80 parents and educators attended the event and participated in a round table discussion. The expert panel, composed of 2 parents and 2 educators, each posed a question on parent engagement to the audience. The parents were able to discuss each question in small groups with a facilitator recording their feedback. With these detailed notes, we summarized the key factors that influence the level of parental involvement with schools.
Parent Attitudes- Often parents have poor attitudes about school or their own abilities to contribute to their child’s education. Parents may not know what is expected of them. Schools can overcome this by letting parents know what is expected them.