The Effects of Poverty on Children’s Ability to be Independent Thinkers. (n.d.).

Research demonstrates that family engagement is a dynamic, interactive process that provides a pathway to student success. Family engagement is a shared responsibility among families, community organizations and schools. Families are core in the learning process of children and it takes commitment to actions of families and schools working together to support student success. It is through this shared responsibility that schools reach out to engage families in meaningful ways to actively support their child’s learning and development. Even though students may come from poverty, they can still be led in the right direction to becoming independent thinkers.

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