National PTA’s updated National Standards for Family-School Partnerships include impactful edits to the goals and indicators for the six key tenets (Welcome All Families, Communicate Effectively, Support Student Success, Speak Up For Every Child, Share Power and Collaborate with Community) to best support family engagement and student success and well-being. National PTA urges that the standards be used by:
School board members to set the vision and imagine what effective family-school partnerships should look like in their community.
State education agencies, superintendents and other district officials to create policies and practices for family-school partnerships in their schools.
Principals to set expectations; disseminate tools, templates and resources; and support educators in fostering meaningful relationships with families.
Educators to build bridges between children’s home lives and school lives.
Parent leaders to collaborate and advocate for change.