Parents Have Biggest Impact on Student Success

Research has long pointed to socioeconomic indicators as reasons for or against student achievement. Recently, however, researchers have begun to argue that there is a bigger factor to consider: the student’s home environment. More important than income, is the need for parent support. The greater the parent support, the greater the student success; no matter the income of the family. Yes, socioeconomics matter, but a strong home environment will most likely trump lack of income.

A recent article supports this notion and offers local options to families in the Hillsborough County School District. Read the full article here.