Recent Research for Schools on the Benefits of Communication with Families
We encourage educators to read the following recent papers on the benefits of regular communication with families:
Houri, A. K., Thayer, A. J., & Cook, C. R. (2019). Targeting parent trust to enhance engagement in a school–home communication system: A double-blind experiment of a parental wise feedback intervention. School Psychology, 34(4), 421.
Smythe-Leistico, K., & Page, L. C. (2018). Connect-text: Leveraging text-message communication to mitigate chronic absenteeism and improve parental engagement in the earliest years of schooling. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 23(1-2), 139-152.
Kraft, M. A., & Rogers, T. (2014). The underutilized potential of teacher-to-parent communication: Evidence from a field experiment. Economics of Education Review, 47, 49-63.
Kraft, M. A., & Dougherty, S. M. (2013). The effect of teacher-family communication on student engagement: Evidence from a randomized field experiment. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 6(3), 199–222.