For Schools – Elementary School – Recommended Reading

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Article: Parent/Caregiver Social Networks are Important to Student Success

Dr. Steven Sheldon Did you know that research has been done showing that families are more involved in their children's ...
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Communication Example: How to Make Individual Phone Calls to Families

This Edutopia article has many good suggestions for how teachers can make phone calls home to families. "My biggest mistake ...
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“We’ve got to get this right”: Ideas for schools to support families during the pandemic

The following suggestions are from STEM Next's recent blog post, "Supporting Families and COVID-19: We’ve Got to Get This Right." ...
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How to talk to children and teens about Coronavirus

We found two helpful articles for you to use as you talk to your children/students about Coronavirus over the next ...
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A Kindergarten Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Family Involvement in Foundational Reading Skills

Families promote foundational reading skills with their children in many different spaces in their home and community, including daily conversation ...
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Recent Research for Schools on the Benefits of Communication with Families

Recent Research for Schools on the Benefits of Communication with Families

We encourage educators to read the following recent papers on the benefits of regular communication with families: Houri, A. K., ...
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Blog: Immigrant Connections

Blog: Immigrant Connections

This blog by Immigrant Connections is a great resource for school leaders and family engagement professional to re-think how their ...
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The National Network of Partnership Schools – an Evidence-Based Family Engagement Program

Established at Johns Hopkins University in 1996, NNPS invites schools, districts, states, and organizations to join together and use research-based ...
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