Family Engagement

Websites and Resources

U.S. Department of Education
Parent Involvement and Family Engagement
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Helping Your Child Series
Help My Child with Academics
Involvement in My Child’s Education
Questions Parents Ask About Schools
Parent Power
Stop Bullying

Book Resources
101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement
Beyond the Bake Sale
Building School-Community Partnerships
Families, Schools, and the Adolescent
Handbook on Family and Community Engagement
How Children Succeed
Leadership for Family and Community Involvement
Learning Resources Parent Involvement Activities
Reading Rockets
School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Tapping the Potential of Parents
The School and Community Relations
Visible Learning
Working With Parents Building Relationships

State Family Engagement Toolkits & Resources
America’s Promise Alliance
California Toolkits
Flamboyan Foundation
Harvard Family Research Project (High School Toolkit)
Kentucky Parent Toolkits
Michigan’s Parent Engagement Toolkits
North Carolina Schools Toolkits
Pennsylvania Toolkit for Family Engagement (K-12)
Promoting Positive Parenting
2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book
Kids Count

Watch D.O.G.S. Program (Dads of Great Students)
Heroes of the Hallways
Watch D.O.G.S. 7 Steps to Success
Parent Information and Resource Center
Family Friendly Schools

Harvard Research Project
Harvard Research Project
Learning Links
Promoting Postive Parenting
Understanding Common Core Videos

What is the National Initiative for Common Core State Standards?
The Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) coordinated the state-led Common Core State Standards initiative.
Teaching Channel Common Core Videos

Teaching Channel is a video showcase�on the Internet and TV�of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America’s schools.

Parent’s Guide to Common Core Standards
An article by Samantha Cleaver to help parents understand the Common Core State Standards.
Currently, each state has a separate set of education standards, lists of skills that students are expected to do by the time they graduate each grade.

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language Arts

The Council of the Great City Schools’ parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy provides guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8.
Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- Mathematics

The Council of the Great City Schools’ parent roadmaps in mathematics provides guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.
Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards

“Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards”—a series published by Education Northwest to keep regional stakeholders informed about this important initiative.
What Are Common Core Standards?

You may have heard the buzz about Common Core State Standards. If you’re in one of the 45 states that have adopted them, you may have already seen changes in your child’s curriculum.

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (ATPP)
Academic Parent Teacher Teams Video 1
APTT is a family Engagement in education model developed by Maria C. Paredes, It is designed to increase the quality and quantity of parent-teacher communication and interaction focused on student learning and achievement. This video is part one of three team meetings between teacher and parents in a first grade classroom.
Academic Parent Teacher Teams Video 2
This video is part two of three team meetings between teacher and parents in a first grade classroom.
Academic Parent Teacher Teams Video 3
Uploaded on Apr 1, 2011

This is the 3rd and and last Team APTT meeting of the year in a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade combined class. Students in the class are English Language Learners preparing to take the AZELLA language placement state test.

Family Engagement in Education
Flamboyan Foundation
Maria Paredes; National Parent Engagement Expert
A New Framework: Improving Family Engagement
Academic Parent Teacher Team Video
This is a video of an Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meeting at Stanton Elementary school in Southeast Washington, D.C.. APTT is a family engagement strategy that aims to provide parents the information they need to be effective partners in supporting their childrens’ education. The APTT model was developed in the Creighton school district in Phoenix, Arizona by Maria Paredes.