For Schools – Middle & High School – Recommended Reading

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Ohio’s Grand Understandings Project

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center’s GrandUnderstandings project is designed to provide resources to assist grandfamilies and the educators who ...
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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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Article: The Development and Sustainability of School-Based Parent Networks in Low-Income Latinx Communities

Source Article When families have strong social networks, children are more likely to succeed in school. The following are selected ...
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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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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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Front Cover of Flamboyan Foundation Beginning of Year Relationship Building Strategy Guide for Educators

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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