Family and Community Engagement


“Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.”
-U.S. Department of Education

The Nebraska Department of Education identified family engagement as an essential area of focus in its new Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) within the tenant of Positive Partnerships, Relationships, and Student Success.

Engaging families and communities as partners with schools is essential, as the evidence is clear: partnerships contribute to children and youth’s academic and social success. Current family and community engagement research, websites, and promising practices are available via the links below.

Nebraska School, Family, and Community Engagement Framework

Active Family Engagement

Safe and Welcoming Schools

Student Attendance

Community Partnerships and Support Services

Business and Industry Partnerships

Before-School, Afterschool, and Summer Programs

Family and Community Engagement Webinar

September 19, 2023 / 4:30 PM CT
November 14, 2023 / 4:30 PM CT
January 16, 2024 / 4:30 PM CT
March 19, 2024 / 4:30 PM CT

June 18, 2024 / 4:30 PM CT – Rescheduled for Sept 2024

More information

Updated April 5, 2024 4:46pm