New Research

Don't Forget the Families: The Missing Piece in America's Effort to Help All Children Succeed

This study of 1,085 parenting adults of 3- to 13-year-olds from across the United States found that the quality of parent-child relationships is 10 times more powerful than demographics (race, ethnicity, family composition, and family income) in predicting whether children are developing critical character strengths they need for success in school and life. Learn More >>

Family Engagement

Parents Aren’t Teachers—They’re Parents

This blog by Search Institute's president and CEO Kent Pekel, Ed.D., examines how schools and organizations encourage parental involvement. Pekel argues that rather than asking parents to reinforce what we do in schools, we need to find ways to reinforce what parents can do to be effective parents. Read More >>