Family Engagement Playbook

“The Family Engagement Playbook is a collection of promising research-based approaches to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support for meaningful family engagement.”

Massachusetts Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals

The Massachusetts Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals Companion Document provides several indicators for building capacity for staff with a focus on professional development. The report includes rubrics for districts to assess their progress in implementing best practices in family and community collaboration. 

Family Engagement Tool (Flamboyan Foundation)

Use the Flamboyan Foundation Family Engagement Tool to assess your outcomes and practices. Consider this as a starting place for determining where your district should consider adding new practices in conjunction with other practitioners. 

Charting a Course to Equitable Collaboration: Learning from Parent Engagement Initiatives in the Road Map Project

“This multiple case study report represents the culmination of over a year of research by the University of Washington’s (UW) Equitable Parent-School Collaboration Research Project. The project sought to understand, document, and support promising district and neighborhood-based parent engagement efforts and indicators aimed at improving student outcomes and success within the context of a regional …

Equity in Family Engagement Toolkit

“Based on a Parent University collaboration with Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED), Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), stakeholders produced this Equity in Family Engagement Toolkit to support educators as they engage with families toward student learning and achievement. Captured throughout 12 meetings, family voice …

Family Conversation Starter Tools

From the Brookings Institute’s Playbook for Family-School Engagement: “The tools include: A contextualization checklist of the steps for adapting the tools to a specific context and to other actors. A short parent survey that can also be adapted to other stakeholders, such as students. A short teacher survey that can also be adapted to other stakeholders, such as school …

Family, School, and Community Partnerships P-12 Framework: User’s Guide

“The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) rubric about Family, School, and Community Partnership (FSCP) was developed in order to provide schools an image of what effective and high-impact work in this area looks like. Additionally, the rubric is intended to provide a scheme presenting a developmental continuum on which schools and programs can identify their …

Recruitment & Retention Toolkit

“This guide aims to provide useful strategies, tips, and ready-to-print templates that will help your program recruit and retain participants. There are culturally responsive practices included throughout the guide.”

Case Study: Cajon Valley Union School District

This case study from the Brookings Institute’s Playbook for Family-School Engagement describes how one school district strategically hired multilingual staff to serve as community liaisons and support family engagement. The case study describes the process for hiring these caregivers, as well as the district’s 8-week parent university, family-teacher teams, annual family engagement survey, and Parent Teacher Home Visits.

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