Houston parents are encouraged to take part in their children’s school life because national statistics show that grades are better in schools were parents are actively involved. Most schools advocate parents’ participation. Parents can volunteer as classroom moms (or dads, although these are less common) or volunteer at the library or during football practice. They can also get qualified as judges for trials and school competitions. Another good way to get involved is through a parent-teacher organization, so check your local school’s website for contact information. There is generally a section specifically for parents.

Otherwise, checking homework and taking a part in the educational experience at home is also a great way to participate. Parents should attend any school events, conferences and volunteer if there is an opportunity to do so.