Middle & High School-Community Partnerships

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Lean About the LifeCourse Framework

Charting the LifeCourse Training and More from the Family Resource Network of Ohio

The Family Resource Network of Ohio (FRNO) provides training for parents/caregivers, groups, schools, and agencies/providers on the Charting the LifeCourse ...
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Cover of Book "Exchange to Engage" by Rachel Kimbrow

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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OhioKAN logo: OhioKAN is a new statewide program designed to help kiship and adoptibe families navigate and connect with all available resources, locally and statewide.

OhioKAN: Connecting Kinship Caregivers to Resources

Do you have grandparents or other kinship caregivers raising children in your school community who have outstanding needs? Research suggests ...
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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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Podcast: Fam Jam from South Dakota’s Statewide Family Engagement Center

The Fam Jam is a fun, energetic podcast created by the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center bringing together schools, ...
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Resources for Schools to Strategically Engage Community Partners

In Ohio, charter schools are often called community schools. In many other states, "community school" has a different meaning. The ...
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Three young girls looking at books on shelf in library.

Why Schools Should Partner with Public Libraries to Engage Families in STEM

Children don’t just learn when they’re sitting at a desk in a classroom. In fact, increasingly researchers have found that ...
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