Can Same-Race Teachers Boost Parental Engagement in Head Start?

A new study of thousands of American families examined the relationship between teacher race, ethnicity and parental engagement in Head Start early childhood programs.

The study, coauthored by UCLA’s Anna Markowitz, found that race and ethnicity matching between teachers and parents can lead to notable impacts on parental involvement, workshop attendance and even student absenteeism.

Markowitz joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss those findings and some important implications for policymakers, practitioners and families across the country.