Families and educators share responsibility to ensure children’s success in school.
With authentic partnerships, schools encourage and extend the many ways families support children’s learning in the home, school, and community. Research demonstrates that when schools establish strong family-school-community partnerships, students perform better academically, have better social skills and attendance, and graduate at higher rates.
Please explore the resources on this page to help strengthen your practice of engaging families each and every day.
Explore this website for tips, strategies, and resources to help improve the connection from home to school and expand parent involvement.
Global Family Research Project
The Global Family Research Project is the successor to the Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016), which separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education Jan. 1, 2017, and it is no longer affiliated with Harvard University. With our long history, we have an established track record in defining and advancing the fields of family, school, and community engagement.
Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University is a leader in the field of family, school, and community engagement. They bring research to action by providing schools and families with the tools they need to work together so all children have success in learning and life.
Building Initiatve Family Engagement Tool Kit
This toolkit is for the key stakeholders in a child’s life. When all stakeholders are equally aware of the roles they play in the child’s success, it creates opportunities for trust building, meaningful cultural brokering, and mutual accountability. For the purposes of this toolkit, the stakeholders are families, teachers, principals, and district leaders. And, while this toolkit was initially created to support family involvement in the formative assessment process, the resources included in the toolkit are primarily targeted towards family engagement and an authentic family-school partnership throughout the early elementary school years.