Schools and educators that strive to care for the attending students must also take an interest in those students’ families

Schools and educators that strive to care for the attending students must also take an interest in those students’ families (Epstein, 2010). The NCLB Act included a mandate that schools form a partnership with parents in order to receive federal funding from the Title I portion of the law, indicating the importance of this partnership in children’s academic careers. Epstein viewed this partnership as overlapping spheres of influence. Epstein noted that if schools are disengaged with student’s family, the relationship between school and home is more separate. Parents, teachers, and students must work together to form successful relationships to support children in their academic endeavors. However, even while developing a partnership, each participant must recognize his or her individual role as well. One reason families, school, and community should come together are to help their children become successful in school, as well as in life after school.