Across the country, Title I schools are being assessed on their ability to engage parents and families in their children's education. With important resources at stake, administrators are working to develop and implement programs that improve parent communication in a meaningful, measurable way.
Reaching English language learners
Title I Requirements Sec. 112 (g)(4): Implement an effective means of outreach to parents of limited English proficient students to inform the parents regarding how the parents can be involved.
- Messages to students and parents can be translated into over 85 languages.
- Send flyers, handouts, and other resources directly to the phones of ELL parents and families.
Lowering barriers to participation
Title I Requirements Sec. 111 (d)(2): Lower barriers to greater participation by parents in school planning, review, and improvement experienced.
- Automatically create Remind accounts from your student information system to reach every parent.
- The option of text, smartphone, or email notifications allows parents to communicate on the devices they already use.
Title I Requirements Sec. 118 (e)(3): Provide materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve their children's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.
- Send home updates about school and community events like job trainings and parent education classes.
- Two-way voice calling and longer messages give teachers more flexibility in contacting parents about student behavior and academic progress.
Evaluating content and effectiveness
Title I Requirements Sec. 118 (a)(2)(e): Conduct, with the involvement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parental involvement policy in improving the academic quality of the schools.
- Track and measure family involvement and teacher engagement.
- Communication logs provide data and insights at every level in your community.
From the Remind community
For Curtis Smith, parent coordinator at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, good communication isn’t just a nice-to-have—it was crucial for securing Title I funding for his school. Read about how Curtis used Remind to collect critical parent forms.
Upgrading to a Remind plan makes it easier for your community to communicate and collaborate. Educators send messages from their phones or computers, while parents and students can receive texts, app notifications, or emails.