For Schools – Elementary School – Recommended Reading

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The Process Through Which Family Engagement Leads to Positive Student Outcomes

Dr. Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey and Dr. Howard Sandler from Vanderbilt University developed a visual to explain their theory about the process ...
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Four Ways to Build Relationships with Families At the Beginning of the School Year

In order to support families in their "5 essential roles to accelerate learning," the Flamboyan Foundation has developed a 23 ...
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Hawaii 2020 Family Engagement Guide for Educators

“Virtual Family Engagement” Toolkit for Educators

This support guide developed by the Hawaii Statewide Family Engagement Center is designed to provide a foundation on how to ...
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Article: How Discrimination Shapes Parent-Teacher Communication

Dr. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng This article from The Atlantic discusses Dr. Cherng's research on teachers' communication practices with families. "Relying ...
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Low Cost Attendance Intervention Involving Families

Low Cost Attendance Intervention Involving Families

This article from the Harvard Graduate School of Education contains insight from research into low-cost interventions schools can use to ...
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Family Engagement as a Critical Practice for Anti-bias Education: Training for Schools from LearningforJustice.org

This self-guided learning website for educators from learningforjustice.org includes many resources. "Learning for Justice provides a range of materials—articles, modules, ...
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Supporting Learning at Home: Resources for English Language Learners and Immigrants from Colorín Colorado

"Envision the strengths of families and work from that knowledge as you respond to this crisis." - English Language Learning ...
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7 Equity Considerations for Schools and Districts during Distance Learning

7 Equity Considerations for Schools and Districts during Distance Learning

This information brief from the Southern Education Foundation contains 7 equity considerations for schools as they work with families to ...
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