Stressing collaboration, engagement and accountability, the Parent Pledge seeks to celebrate parents who are already contributing in big ways to help their children excel, as well as bring more parents on board as partners in promoting students' academic achievement. The pledge emphasizes important principles such as reading every day, homework completion, and school attendance.
More than 80 schools have signed up to pilot the pledge in Hoosier classrooms. These schools received a copy of the pledge and a packet of supporting materials including useful activities and strategies to assist in developing a "Parent Pledge culture" in school buildings. Throughout the year, Indiana Department of Education will honor schools and educators using the pledge as a way to engage more parents in school communities across the state.