Engaging Parents and Families to Support the Recovery of Districts and Schools

One in a series aimed at providing K-12 education decision makers and advocates with an evidence base to ground discussions about how to best serve students during and following the novel coronavirus pandemic. This brief provides strategies to consider and to avoid in regards to: How can schools and districts support families in their diverse …

Virtual Family Engagement Coaching

A two-week family engagement plan focused on improving student reading with daily messages and ideas (and scripts) for connecting personally with families through videos, chats, Facebook live events, or phone calls.

Strategies to lessen chronic absenteeism

Strategies on how to use 5 metrics that paint a holistic picture of whether students are positioned to benefit from distance and hybrid learning opportunities.


A SEL hub on a district’s website to promote SEL skills and well-being across the whole community.

Improving Student Engagement and Attendance During COVID-19 School Closures

This promising practices brief explores research on monitoring and promoting attendance and engagement in online learning and summarizes the findings from conversations with a small number of school districts about their transition to remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief provides a resource to states and districts on promising practices in …

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