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Partner with Families to Improve Student Learning

Schools thrive when families and teachers work together, as genuine partners, to maximize student learning inside and outside of school.

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) is a research-based model for family engagement that supplements and elevates the efforts of traditional parent conferences by expanding opportunities for families and teachers to collaborate. APTT helps you engage families in meaningful partnerships focused on students’ learning and achievement.


  • Transforms traditional parent engagement activities into high impact events that improve student learning.
  • Improves the quality of parent-teacher communication, helping improve student achievement.
  • Helps teachers gain the confidence and skills necessary to work with families as true partners in their students’ academic success.

When you implement the APTT model for family engagement, teachers, administrators, and parents work together as an engaged, knowledgeable academic team to support student success.

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For more information about WestEd and solutions to support your district or school, please contact Joseph Mosely at or 470.225.4951.

Our Areas of Expertise in Georgia

  • Academic Parent Teacher Teams
  • College & Career
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • Health, Safety, & Well-Being (School Safety/Climate/Culture and Trauma-Informed Practice)
  • Literacy
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Rural Education
  • School and District Improvement, Leadership, & Management
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Special Education & Equity
  • Standards, Assessment, & Accountability

Sample Partners

  • Georgia State Department of Education
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Cobb County Schools
  • Dougherty County School System
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Georgia Highlands College