Computers and broadband are becoming essential tools to help parents engage in their children’s education which can improve their academic achievement and lives. This issue brief addresses ways to ensure more parents and caregivers have access to technology tools and the skills to use them effectively. It discusses the connections between schools and families, how technology reinforces existing connections and constructs new ones and how this benefits children, especially those who are underserved by the existing education system. Finally, this issue brief outlines an Empowering Parents Through Technology Action Plan that serves as a roadmap for achieving these goals.
Empowering Parents Through Technology has been used in the development and design of the Educate California programs and initiatives.