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Issue Brief: Parent-Teacher Home Visits

Issue Brief: Parent-Teacher Home Visits

Parent-teacher home visits, virtually unheard of a decade ago, are rapidly gaining national attention. They are proving to be a way of deepening trust and relationships among teachers, parents and students, and helping teachers better understand the unique academic and other needs of all of their students.

The NEA Foundation’s first Issue Brief tells the powerful story of parent-teacher home visits in two of the Foundation’s Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative sites- Seattle, WA and Springfield, MA. I encourage you to read it and to broadly share it.

Want to learn more about the union-district collaboration that is making programs like this one possible? Read the Rennie Center case study that features our work in Springfield.

Questions or ideas? Please let me know.

Harriet Sanford
President & CEO, The NEA Foundation