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Welcome Walk Through Toolkit

Walk-Through Toolkit for Schools: What does it mean to be a “Welcoming School”?

This toolkit covers four components of a welcoming school atmosphere. By assessing a school's atmosphere in these critical areas, schools ...
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The Pathway from Fortress School to Partnership School

Prezi: The Pathway from Fortress School to Partnership School

How does a school move from a negative environment for family and community partners to one that is more positive ...
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Great Meetings for Schools and Families: A Professional Resource for School Staff

Over the years we have heard families say, coming into meetings can be intimidating and overwhelming resulting in team members ...
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Build Trust with Families Through Attendance Letters

Every school in Ohio sends letters home to families every year. One such letter received by families lets a family ...
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Equity Matters Engaging Families Through Home Visits

Equity Matters: Engaging Families Through Home Visits (webinar)

Educators discuss family engagement as one of many keys to student success. Find out how to implement home visits as ...
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Recommended Reading: The Guide to Engaging Diverse Communities Through Language Exchange

In this book, Rachel Kimbrow provides access to tools and examples of how to arrange a "language exchange" for families ...
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Jhuma Acharya, a member of our State Advisory Council

Ohio Community Partner Story: The vital role of cultural brokers for strong family-school partnerships

Jhuma Acharya (red sweater) at our 2019 State Advisory Council Meeting The following text is from an interview with Jhuma ...
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Before...Meetings in school. After...Meeting families where they are. Let's change the way we think about family engagement.

Toolkit: How to “Reframe” family engagement in your communications

After three years of research, 72 focused interviews, and more than 6,000 participants, the research conducted by FrameWorks Institute provides ...
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