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Book: Beyond the Bake Sale

"Our goal has been to make this book easy to read and easy to use. The chapters are short and ...
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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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Screenshot of the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center's Statement on Using the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds for Family Engagement

How can I use the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds for Family Engagement?

We provide five recommendations on how to integrate family engagement into your plans ...
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Measurement Tool: How should I assess my school’s family and community engagement practices?

This needs assessment tool developed by the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is designed to assist school leaders and leadership ...
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Article: Building trust among parents/caregivers and teachers is key to reopening schools

Trust in school safety varies among communities. The theory of relational trust suggests that schools need to build respect and ...
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Video: How community organizations, schools, and families can work together to support early childhood literacy

The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Midwest) and Chicago public broadcasting station WTTW produced "a 19-minute documentary about how community organizations ...
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A Practice Brief for All School Personnel: Revisiting Family Involvement introduction

Revisiting Family Involvement: A Practice Brief for All School Personnel

Access this practice brief from the American Psychological Association. It offers insights for school personnel as they work with families ...
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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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