Utilizing Parent Liaisons to Build Trust with Diverse Language Communities

Melissa Hernández
Eda Prudente


Language diversity is continuing to grow in the state of Nebraska. Research shows that there is a disconnect or a state of mistrust between schools and families that speak a language other than English at home. Furthermore, “When families are involved in learning, the research shows, “students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents education level” (Antunez, 2000). We believe that the implementation of a parent liaison would help our communities to become more connected with our schools and improve student achievement.

The goal of this project is to enhance student achievement through parental involvement in the school. In order to make meaningful connections we are proposing the implementation of parent liaisons in buildings that have families that speak languages other than English at home. 

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