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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

The following articles, books, guides, programs and activities may be useful to you as you seek to implement effective family, school and community partnerships to support student success.

A New Wave of Evidence

Research findings about family engagement and family-school-community partnerships

Beyond Random Acts Family, School and Community Engagement as an Integral Part of Education Reform

Article from National Policy Forum Family, School and Community Engagement

Beyond the Bake Sale

Book includes 4 Versions of Family-School Partnerships and multiple other resources

Coalition for Community Schools Evaluation Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help community schools evaluate their efforts so that they learn from their successes, identify current challenges, and plan future efforts. It provides a step-by-step process for planning and conducting an evaluation at your community school site(s).


How to Develop a Logic Model for Districtwide Family Engagement Strategies and Seeing is Believing

Step-by-step guide for developing a logic model and companion article that demonstrates school’s experiences

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education

Recommendations for policy and practices

National Network for Partnerships Schools

Team process for improving student achievement through strengthening family engagement

National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

Standards, Implementation Guide, Assessment Guide

Parents and Teachers Talking Together (PT3)

Facilitation guide for conversations among those closest to children


Parent-Teacher Conference Tip Sheets

Tips for principals, teachers and parents about using conferences to support student learning

Solid Foundation

Team process for improving student achievement through strengthening family engagement

Tellin’ Stories

Creates opportunities for families to connect with each other , help parents gain skills to support students  and participate in the school system

Title I

A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement

Pennsylvania State Parent Advisory Committee

From Compliance to Effective Practice

Working Systemically In Action Engaging Family & Community, A Guide for Facilitators

National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools (also: Collaborative Action Toolkit)

Family Engagement and Partnership Websites

Center for the Study of Social Policy

Strengthening Families through Early Care and Education

Coalition for Community Schools

Evaluation Toolkit (and many other resources)

Making Connections

Annie E. Casey Foundation work related to strengthening families and communities

Harvard Family Research Project and Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE)

Work to develop and evaluate strategies to promote the well-being of children, youth, families and their communities

National Human Services Assembly

Family Strengthening Policy Center

National PIRC Coordination Center

Webinar series with resources


Serving the education needs of children in poverty and bridging education research and practice