Parents have always needed to be informed partners in their children’s education, especially as they serve as de facto educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of the pandemic response a district chooses to implement next school year, parent portals will be key to ensuring good communications and parent supports. States and districts already have the tools they need to provide this tool to parents; leaders must meet parents’ data needs and support them in accessing and understanding information that will help them best meet the needs of students. By highlighting real-life best practices in creating parent portals, this resource demonstrates that recovery depends on parent access to information to help their children succeed.
For more information on YES Prep’s Family Portal, including interviews with two YES Prep parents, visit the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s website.