A new study from the U.S. Department of Education looks at the involvement of parents and family members in the education of students in K-12 education.
Among the data included in the study are:
- Nearly half of all parents of White students volunteered for some activity at their children’s schools compared to 35 percent of parents of Black students.
- Nearly two thirds of parents of White students participated in school fundraising activities. Less than half of Black parents did so.
- Some 85 percent of parents of White students reported that they attended a school or class event compared to 76 percent of parents of Black students.
- Parents of White students on average attended 7.8 activities at their child’s school. Parents of Black students attended an average of 5.3 events.
- Schools emailed parents of Black and White students about activities, events, or problems at a consistent level. But schools were significantly more likely to call parents of Black students than was the case for White students.
The full study, Parent and Family Involvement in Education: 2019, may be downloaded by clicking here.