Higher education institutions play a significant role in the development of teachers and administrators as leaders in school-family partnerships. Teacher preparation programs and administrator certification programs are the points at which colleges and universities can develop the talent, knowledge and competencies to connect families, schools and communities to positive student outcomes.
Title I directs schools to engage families in the education of their children. The PA Department of Education and the National PTA provide standards to frame the approach, and the new teacher and principal evaluation rubrics measure the extent to which educators have accomplished this goal.
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE)
The 14 PASSHE universities provide baccalaureate, master and doctoral degree programs in many subject areas. PASSHE is committed to leading the way in improving how students learn, faculty teach and courses are delivered. PASSHE universities have an obligation to enhance the quality of life of their host communities and to help improve local regional economic conditions.