Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.
Check out the resources supporting the framework for building greater support and capacity in schools, homes and communities, so ALL students have the chance to succeed.
Barriers to Parent-School Involvement for Early Elementary Students (Redford, Huo, McQuiggan)
American Institutes for Research (AIR), January 2019
Read this research brief to learn more about the barriers to parent-school involvement as reported by parents of kindergarten, first, and second grade students. The brief begins by examining the level of parents’ involvement in activities in their children’s schools and the specific types of activities in which they participated when their children were enrolled in school. Finally the brief describes the types of barriers to participation that parents face. (posted 1.8.2020)
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (posted 8.13.2020)
NAFSCE Recommendations on Engaging Families in School Reopening
As officials and decision makers across the United States continue to plan the reopening of schools across the country, it is important that all stakeholders are provided opportunities for input at the table, especially parents and families. NAFSCE’s recommendations include: Champion Equity and Diversity; Value and Support Families as Decision-Makers; Build the Capacity of Educators to Effectively Engage Families; Provide Families with Access and Resources to Be Learning Partners; and Support Family Well-Being.
Building Powerful Partnerships with Families
Transforming your Old Title I School-Parent Compacts into Effective Action Plans
Connecticut School-Family-Community Partnerships (posted 3.12.2019)
Families and Schools: Building Positive Relationships for Student Success
Administrators Days 2019
Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Part 1: Building an Understanding of Family and Community Engagement
REL: Regional Educational Laboratory Program
This toolkit provides resources for school staff to build relationships with families and community members and to support family well-being, strong parent-child relationships, and students’ ongoing learning and development. (posted 8.10.2018)