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The following information is provided as a resource and are not necessarily endorsed by the Nebraska Department of Education.

WEBSITES

Family Engagement

You for Youth
This website, developed by the USDE, provides professional development resources including training guides and handouts, customizable tools, and training templates to help you plan trainings on key topics related to family engagement.
http://y4y.ed.gov/teach/family/
Family Guidebook template
http://y4y.ed.gov/webinars/create-a-family-guidebook-with-y4y-(coffee-break-7)/

SYSTEMIC Family Engagement
May 2011
Making the Case for Family–School–Community Partnerships: Linking Partnerships with Student Achievement.      Steve Sheldon
 http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/making-the-case-for-family-school-community-partnerships-linking-partnerships-with-student-achievement
The author has a vision to develop a strong evidence base to support a transformation in the way that educators view their work, and to ensure that school–family–community partnerships play a vital role in education reform.    

May 2011
Re-thinking Family Engagement: Moving Beyond the Program Model Toward Systemic Engagement that Promotes Student Learning.    Anna Hinton
http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/re-thinking-family-engagement-moving-beyond-the-program-model-toward-systemic-engagement-that-promotes-student-learning
Family engagement is a subsystem of our broader education reform efforts and neither one can properly function on its own.

Webinare Series:  Archive
Family, School, and Community Engagement
http://uww.adobeconnect.com/p41128549/?launcher=false&fcsContent=
true&pbMode=normal

WHATS TRUST GOT TO DO WITH IT
Talking about effective community/parent engagement by schools for underperforming schools- page 23 on—recommendations for dialogue
http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/WHATS_TRUST_GOT_TO_DO_
WITH_IT.pdf

WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF CHILDREN IN THE
JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONS SYSTEMS:
A GUIDE FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM LEADERS,
PRINCIPALS, AND BUILDING ADMINISTRATORS
- This guide has been developed to help institutions caring for youth who are neglected or delinquent build collaborations and support family participation to maximize educational experiences for youth in care, as well as during their transition back into the community.
http://www.neglected-delinquent.org/nd/docs/Family%20Involvement%20Guide_FINAL.pdf

A Family Guide to Getting Involved with Correctional Education
This Guide is designed to meet the needs of both families whose children are involved in the juvenile justice system and other juvenile justice stakeholders, including advocates, family organizations, the court, school administrators, and facility administrators.
http://www.neglected-delinquent.org/nd/docs/familyGuide_200812.pdf

National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement
This is the website of the National PTA organization. Site includes a section of resources for parents, and a list of conferences available.
http://www.pta.org/national_standards.asp

Academic Development Institute, Families and Schools

This newsletter provides articles related to engaging families with schools in meaningful ways.  The Families and Schools Newsletter is now availalbe online at www.adi.org

Minnesota Parent Center

The Minnesota Parent Center provides many resources, including current research articles on Family Engagement with Schools, at elementary or secondary level.  Their articles are printed in English or Spanish.

www.pacer.org/mpc/research.asp

Kentucky CPAC Report

The Commissioner's Parents Advisory Council (CPAC) has submitted its report, The Missing Piece of the Proficiency Puzzle, to the Kentucky education commissioner.  The report sets state standards for parent involvement, issues recommendations for implementing them, and includes a rating tool to evaluate parent involvement.

www.education.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/45597738-F31B-4333-9BB9-34255F02BC6D/0/PACtheMissingPiecev2.pdf

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
The mission of NCPIE is to advocate the involvement of parents and families in their children's education, and to foster relationships between home, school, and community to enhance the education of all our nation's young people. Site includes a database of organizations and resources as will as Action Briefs and research reviews.
www.ncpie.org/

Parent’s Right to Know
Prepared for the Education Trust, this document outlines parent rights regarding their child’s education.
http://www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/pdf/
nochild/NCLB_Parents_Rights.pdf

Helping Your Child with Homework
US Department of Education website containing resources for families. Site provides information about parent involvement topics including homework. Resources are also available in Spanish.
www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/homework

Community Engagement

Skills for Smart Systems

Voices in Urban Education from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform explores how school systems, other agencies, and the community can build their capacity to nurture partnerships that support student learning.

www.annenberginstitute.org/VUE/index.php

Action teams for School, Family & Community Partnerships
National Network of Partnership Schools resource which provides information about using family and community partnership teams for school improvement.
www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/action.htm

Parent/Community Types of Involvement: Keys to Successful Partnerships
This site of the National Network of Partnership Schools explains a process to involve your community and parents in the school setting.
http://www.csos.jhu.edu/p2000/
nnps_model/school/sixtypes.htm

Community Help
Heartland Center for Community Development provides leadership resources for communities that are creating or maintaining partnerships.
http://www.heartlandcenter.info/community.htm

EARLY CHILDHOOD TRANSITIONS:
 April 14, 2011
Resource Guide for Early Childhood Transitions: Annotated Bibliography
Harvard Family Research Project, Briana Chan
http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/resource-guide-for-early-childhood-transitions-annotated-bibliography
This bibliographic resource provides a selected listing of journal articles, research briefs, and reports that focus on early childhood transitions and school readiness. They cover a variety of topics central to the issue of early childhood transitions, including family engagement and home–school and program–school partnerships.

Webinar date: April 14, 2011, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Ensuring School Readiness Through Successful Transitions
http://www.hfrp.org/family-involvement/projects/achieving-excellence-and-innovation-in-family-school-and-community-engagement-webinar-series/webinar-6-ensuring-school-readiness-through-successful-transitions
Ensuring School Readiness will explore how and why smooth transitions among early learning environments are critical for school readiness and are the first step toward preparing students for success in college and career. Presenters will focus on what it takes to foster continuity as children move from early learning programs to preschool to kindergarten, and will discuss the specific roles of early learning programs, schools, and families in preparing young children to enter school ready for success.

SECONDARY TRANSITIONS:
 June 2011
Resource Guide for High School Transitions: Annotated Bibliography
Harvard Family Research Project
http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/resource-guide-for-high-school-transitions-annotated-bibliography
This bibliographic resource provides a selected listing of journal articles, research briefs, and other resources that focus on the transitions into and out of high school as well as general high school and college readiness.

Webinar date: June 23, 2011, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT) Successful Transitions to High School.
Webinar 7—Successful Transitions to High School: Promoting High School Success and Facilitating College Readiness
http://www.hfrp.org/family-involvement/projects/achieving-excellence-and-innovation-in-family-school-and-community-engagement-webinar-series/webinar-7-successful-transitions-to-high-school-promoting-high-school-success-and-facilitating-college-readiness

Nebraska Department of Education, 2010