Can proactive parent communication boost student accountability?

Effective parent communication is crucial in helping students learn. But, for busy teachers it can be challenging just to keep up. Can apps and other digital tools make it easier to keep everyone -- parents and students -- in the loop? Transparency and equity are key to managing any communication between home and school. Here, you’ll find a variety of tools and useful tips to help you better engage your parent audience.

Parent Communication Resources and Guides

Cheat Sheet: Proactive Parent Communication

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Connecting Families: Program Overview

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Source: Common Sense Education

"Collaborating for Success" Parent Engagement Toolkit

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Source: Michigan Department of Education

Parent-Teacher Conference Tip Sheets

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Source: Harvard Family Research Project

Parent Communication Apps and Websites

Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication

Apps and Websites for Improving Parent-Teacher Communication

Keep parents in the loop with these helpful apps and websites.
6 Tech Tools That Boost Teacher-Parent Communication

6 Tech Tools That Boost Teacher-Parent Communication

Essential tips and tools to improve the parent-teacher communication loop.
Best Messaging Apps and Websites for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Best Messaging Apps and Websites for Students, Teachers, and Parents

Keep students and parents in the loop with great classroom communication tools.

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Proactive Parent Communication

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Empower Students for Better Teacher-Parent Communication

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