NYC Parents Getting More Involved with their Kids Education
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To keep that momentum going, the city is retraining 1,400 coordinators who are charged with getting parents involved in their kids’ education. Last summer, Fariña hired former Bronx Superintendent Yolanda Torres to reorganize and expand the Education Department’s Division of Family and Community Engagement. And the city also set aside more time for parent-teacher conferences, including meetings where students are present.
These changes helped NYC achieve a record graduation rate and record levels of student attendance for the academic year that ended in June.
“We’ve had a very big focus on more family connections across our schools and we are seeing real results,” Fariña said.
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