We know parents and caregivers are crucial to providing our students with the best possible education. We've seen–and research shows–that when families and communities are involved in their children’s education, students attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and perform at higher levels.
NEA Is Here for You
Families: we see how many responsibilities you have, how you support your children, how you extend yourselves further to help our educators do their jobs. We're here to support you, too.
NEA has teamed up with PBS station WETA to offer expert tips and resources to help educators and families navigate distance learning and help their children grow as readers, writers, and learners. Use these resources to make sure that learning continues—no matter where it takes place:
- Reading 101 Guide for Families
- Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading, Part 1
- Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading, Part 2
- Family Stories
- Special Education and Your Child: FAQs for Multilingual Families
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Parent engagement is central to education. They are the ones who will continue teaching their children long after they’re out of class. – Nitzah Santiago-McRae, Aspiring Educator
How to Get Involved
Educating young people is a partnership between administrators, teachers, students, families, and the community. You can make a difference wherever you are.
Join us at home, in your community, or at the state or national level.
- Follow the latest on education news
- Partner with us on improving schools under ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act)
- Gain insight into communicating and collaborating with educators
- Tell Congress to fully fund public education
- Become an NEA Community Ally