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Study Questions Efficacy of Parent-Teacher Involvement

A study co-authored by UT sociology professor Keith Robinson reveals that many forms of parental involvement in schools, including parent-teacher conferences and volunteering in class, make negligible contributions to academic success.

Parents look over books and ask questions about curriculum during a parent information session for the new Great Hearts Monte Vista Charter School to open in San Antonio at Temple Beth-El, October 29, 2013.

A study co-authored by UT sociology professor Keith Robinson reveals that many forms of parental involvement in schools, including parent-teacher conferences and volunteering in class, make negligible contributions to academic success. School districts nationwide are trying new approaches to grow stronger parent-teacher relationships, including establishing parent liaisons and mobile classrooms that give parents, students and teachers a chance to work together. (KGOU)

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