Family Engagement

Families

You are your child’s first and most important teacher! Children do better in school and life when families are engaged. What is family engagement?

  • A shared responsibility of families, schools, and communities for student learning and achievement
  • Continuous from birth to young adulthood
  • Occurs across multiple settings where children learn

Barriers to family engagement are real and must be overcome school by school. Resources for families:

Schools

Intentional, well-designed practices to inform and support family engagement have positive and long-term effects on student outcomes. High-impact strategies for engaging families and improving student achievement are:

  • Linked to learning
  • Build relationships
  • Develop dual capacity

The U.S. Department of Education introduced the Dual Capacity Framework for Family and Community Engagement.

Barriers to family engagement are real and must be overcome school by school. Resources for schools:

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