Back-to-School Parental Involvement Media Kit

August 4, 2003
Austin, Texas

Laura Shankland
Communications Associate
Phone: 512-391-6556

With this back-to-school parental involvement media kit, SEDL is trying to raise parent awareness about the growing evidence that shows family and community connections with schools make a difference in student success. We have created a press release for each day of the school week.

Spanish versions of press releases:

For more information:

See SEDL's National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools. The Center links educators with research-based information and resources that they can use to effectively connect schools, families, and communities. It emphasizes connections that directly affect student achievement in reading and mathematics, as well as connections that contribute to overall student success in school and in life. The Center reviews emerging findings and research to develop an online database, annual conferences, and annual reports to help advance procedural knowledge and provides training and networking to link research findings to practice.

About SEDL

The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) is a nonprofit corporation based in Austin, Texas. SEDL is dedicated to solving significant education problems and improving teaching and learning through research, research-based resources, and professional development. For more information about SEDL, visit