Let's get parents the information they need to be involved with their kids

Almost every study I've read advocates for greater parental involvement in our schools. I believe that the largest barrier to getting parents engaged and involved is information sharing and communication with our schools.

I think that parents want to know at a minimum what their child learned in a given day, what homework they were assigned, what the homework assignment addresses, and when it's due. Beyond the daily concerns I believe that parents want to know what help is available given their child's age, which activities and programs will benefit their child given the child's current progress in various subjects.

After serving on the Technology Committee for the past four years I'm proud to have been a part in bringing forward the four apps our schools now offer families to increase information sharing.