Parental involvement important

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Parental involvement can make the difference in a student&8217;s performance.

Teachers and parents agree: Students benefit from having help at home with their homework, and visiting them at school.

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Sharon Williams, a kindergarten teacher at Knox Elementary School, said students and teachers need more parental involvement, and as early as possible.

Myers Hawkins, III has served as a PTO president at the School of Discovery, and is active with his two sons. He said parents should look for after school programs. A routine helps students as well, he said.

The routine in the Hawkins house has been the same for years, It has helped, Hawkins said.