Beyond the Bake Sale
Beyond the Bake Sale:
Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships
By Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, Don Davies.
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.”
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 Student Success and Access.
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.
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.
Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Part 1: Building an Understanding of Family and Community Engagement
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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)