Who We Are We support family organizing and advocacy entities working to eliminate racial injustice in schools. To this end we develop tools and resources that help parents, teachers, and students create ideal learning environments for Black and Brown learners. Mission Close the academic opportunity gap by protecting the intellectual curiosity and positive racial self-concept of Black children …
Family Engagement Lab
Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) engages, empowers and transforms families by providing the knowledge and the skills to partner with schools and communities to ensure their students achieve their full potential.
In co-design, diverse stakeholders come together in order to collectively identify issues or problems of practice, and to design solutions. Co-design is an iterative process made up of cycles in which people: Build relationships & theorize around shared issues Design and develop tools, practices, processes, and other solutions that push beyond the status quo Enact …
Collaborating to transform and improve education systems: A playbook for family-school engagement. Brookings Institution.
This playbook on family-school collaboration makes the case for why family engagement is essential for education systems transformation and why families and schools must have a shared understanding of what a good quality education looks like. By providing evidence-based strategies from around the world and other hands-on tools that school leaders and partners can adopt …
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A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships
Why use this Framework? Based on existing research and best practices, the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (Version 2) is designed to support the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs. It is not a blueprint for engagement initiatives, which must be designed to fit the particular contexts in which they are carried …
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Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships. U.S. Department of Education.
For schools and districts across the U.S., family engagement is rapidly shifting from a low-priority recommendation to an integral part of education reform efforts.
Dual Capacity Building Framework
Based on existing research and best practices, the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (Version 2) is designed to support the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs. It is not a blueprint for engagement initiatives, which must be designed to fit the particular contexts in which they are carried out. Instead, the Framework …
Family Leadership Design Collaborative
Dr. Ishimaru’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of leadership, school-community relationships, and educational equity in P-12 systems. Her work focuses on improving educational leadership – both formal and family/community – to create equitable educational environments, with a particular focus on students, families, and communities who have been historically marginalized in education. Dr. Ishimaru engages in …
Overview of Summer Acceleration Academies
Washington, DC Public Schools host Summer Acceleration Academies that are designed to serve a select group of students at each school (approximately 10 to 35 percent) who require more focused support that provide both social emotional development and academic acceleration ahead of next school year.
TNTP Accelerate don’t Remediate
Review this report by Zearn, especially the case study on pages 8-10 describing remediation versus acceleration.