Student Attendance, Achievement, and the Family-School Connection
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This study is an educational perspective of envisioning a solution to increase parental engagement at schools to an understanding that the relationship between parents, schools and community must be viewed as a partnership between all parties involved. The historical context of the family will be assessed to show changes in the family unit throughout the past 50 years. It will also review research regarding the necessity of regular attendance to keep students in school as well as possible interventions that assist in creating partnerships between the stakeholders of a school community. The need to educate pre-service teachers will also be examined, as it has been shown that more education in creating partnerships starts with the school level.