Using the Toolkit

Family & Community Engagement: The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

-Implementing the Plan


-Guiding Questions

-Program Requirements (PDF)
-Targeting Areas of Low
-Community Involvement Strategies
Research Articles
- Administrator Days' presentation material 2013
Administrator Days' presentation material 2014
- Beyond the Bake Sale

Topic Guides for CIP Plans

Equity and Diversity

Family & Community Engagement

Instructional Strategies

Nebraska Literacy Plan

PreK-12 Curriculum Alignment

Special Education: Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD)


Improvement Plan Requirements


Early Childhood

The Nebraska Framework:
A Handbook for Continuous Improvement in Nebraska Schools

Nebraska Statewide Assessment (NeSA)

Professional Development, Data Resources, and Links

Rule 10

State of the Schools Report

Nebraska Department of Education

US Department of Education


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Building Powerful Partnerships With Parents and Communities: Integrating 21st Century Community Learning Centers With Education Change and Reform
Arnold F. Fege & Anne Foster

Family Involvement as a Critical Element of Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities
Delia Pompa

Evidence-Based Strategies for Supporting and Enhancing Family engagement
Priscilla Little

Effective Strategies for Engaging Parents: Real-Life Experiences That Make a Difference
Loras Osterhaus

Engaging Families in Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs for Middle School Youth
Anne T. Henderson & Carol Sills Strickland

Family Involvement in Expanded Learning Programs for High School Students
Paula E. Egelson


Nebraska Department of Education, 2010