EdTrust’s report, “Engaging First: Supporting Young Learners Through Family Engagement,” is based on two nationally representative surveys, including 600 parents or caregivers of children in first or second grade in the 2022-23 school year, and 300 teachers of the same grade. While respondents said their communication with schools was positive overall, there was significant room for growth: 2 out of 3 parents reported their child’s school offered parent-teacher conferences, and parents from low-income or multilingual backgrounds were more likely to say they had a bad experience with their child’s school, or that staff was not welcoming.

Check out our other reports on family engagement

How Student, Family, and Community Engagement Impacts Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)

Making Assessment Reports More Meaningful for Students & Families

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