It is essential that we work together to craft powerful parent-teacher partnerships that meet the needs of today's students and schools. In this important new book, the authors explain how schools and families can work together so that the needs of children are always met. Whether you're a parent hoping to work more effectively with your child's teacher, or a principal or teacher looking for ways to understand families' needs, you'll be able to use the strategies in this resource to improve your communication and build deeper connections. Loaded with practical takeaways and sample stories, this book will help you clearly communicate a child's educational goals; make connections with other schools and school districts to build community and broaden your range of resources; hold educators accountable without alienating them; develop communication strategies to address difficult topics like underperformance and misbehavior; show compassion and gratitude; and more! With the practical suggestions in this book, you'll be able to rekindle more engagement and excitement into students' learning at school and at home.