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LDOE announces program for parents involvement in education

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The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) introduced the launch of BE ENGAGED®, an initiative centered on encouraging parents, households and communities to work collectively to remodel scholar outcomes.

LDOE says the BE ENGAGED® initiative is powered via an revolutionary expertise app, PimsPoints. The app rewards parents with PimsPoints for partaking with their baby’s education. Parents can earn PimsPoints by collaborating in actions comparable to an open home or a parent-teacher convention. The app may even ship notifications of alternatives to be engaged at their scholar’s college in addition to normal details about scholar studying.

After collaborating in college occasions and finishing studying duties, parents can change their PimsPoints for digital rewards and coupons supplied by native companies.

“LEAP assessment results show that there is a great amount of intervention that has to take place at all levels and innovative methods and unconventional thinking is warranted,” stated Dr. Antiqua Hunter, LDOE’s Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator. “We cannot sit around and watch our children be impacted from the lack of engagement. Now is the time for parents, families and communities to be engaged!”

LDOE says their newly developed Birth-12 BE ENGAGED® Framework defines Family Engagement as “an empowering partnership amongst households, educators, practitioners and communities with shared duty for the private success of youngsters and youth.”

LDOE says that in keeping with a 2018 Global Family Research Project research PDF, household engagement is among the strongest predictors of social-emotional growth, academic attainment and success in each college and life for kids and youth.

Parents can obtain the PimsPoints app on their Apple or Android system starting November 15, 2021. Local companies can get extra details about together with their providers on the PimsPoints app by contacting their district’s Parent and Family Engagement Coordinator. Contact particulars might be discovered at www.louisianabelieves.com/beengaged .

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