What is Ohio’s Family and Community Engagement Network?
The Ohio Family and Community Engagement (FCE) Network is a group of dedicated education professionals from across Ohio, comprised of representatives from each of Ohio’s regions along with organizations whose work supports families of diverse learners, including students with disabilities. The network collaboratively researches, develops, and supports the implementation of tools and strategies for regional teams and school districts to effectively engage and empower families and communities. Through the Network’s activities to support strong family-school partnerships, family and community needs and strengths are recognized and prioritized at every level, resulting in improved student and family outcomes and better school climates.
As leaders of this Network, the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center provides opportunities for these family engagement professionals to come together several times a year to learn and grow in their family engagement practice at the regional/organization level. These professionals provide many important functions for families and schools in each Ohio region, such as coaching districts on how to work well with families and providing families with information and tools to advocate for their children. Thus, the Network is an important group of people who help share the work of this Center across Ohio.
Annual “Voices from the Field” Reports
Each year, Ohio’s Statewide Family Engagement Center produces a report to highlight work being done by educational consultants in each of Ohio’s 16 State Support Team offices to support successful partnerships between families and schools. This report contains examples of what Ohio’s regions are doing directly for families, for schools, for districts, and for their own regional offices in the area of family engagement in education. Click the image or button below to view this year’s report, as well as past issues.