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Engaging Families Inside and Outside of School

Sample Best Practices for Parent Involvement in Schools
Ohio Department of Education
Updated 1-26-16
The Best Practices for Parent Involvement in Schools identified in this document are based on the Ohio State Board of Education’s Parent and Family Involvement Policy, the National PTA’s Standards for Family-School Partnerships, and Joyce Epstein’s Framework of Six Types of (Parent) Involvement. (posted 3-22-2016)

Family Engagement in Rural Schools
National Center for Research on Rural Education, 2011
The importance of family-school partnerships for student success is unequivocal. Rural schools are uniquely positioned to foster and benefit from family-school partnerships. (posted 3.22.2016)

Effective Home-School Communication, from Creating Welcoming Schools: A practical guide to home-school partnerships with diverse families, JoBeth Allen, 2007.  New York: Teachers College Press and International Reading Association.

May 2011
Re-thinking Family Engagement: Moving Beyond the Program Model Toward Systemic Engagement that Promotes Student Learning.    Anna Hinton
Family engagement is a subsystem of our broader education reform efforts and neither one can properly function on its own.