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"Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education"

is our latest publication, commissioned by Carnegie Corporation of New York. The paper is intended to spark a conversation around the power of family, school, and community engagement to ensure equitable learning pathways for children, both in and out of school. A summary of the document, related essays from leaders in the field, and an article by The 74 are also available.

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Meeting the Challenge of Next-Generation Family Engagement by Changing Mindsets
Oct 23
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Research

Meeting the Challenge of Next-Generation Family Engagement by Changing Mindsets

Learn how changing mindsets can help to ensure all families are meaningfully engaged in building equitable pathways for their children.

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From The 74: 5 Ways of Engaging Parents in Their Kids’ Education
Oct 23
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Research

From The 74: 5 Ways of Engaging Parents in Their Kids’ Education

Continuing the conversation, The 74 covers our new report by highlighting 5 ways of engaging parents in their kids' education.

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Experience the Ecology of Learning
Oct 16
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Family Engagement

Experience the Ecology of Learning

The ecology of learning is our vision for all children and families—especially those with the greatest needs.

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Meet Mateo and experience his learning pathway, from birth to college.

Experience the Ecology of Learning, our vision for all children and families—especially those with the greatest needs.

An ecology of learning includes the places and interactions that offer opportunities for learning, development, and achievement throughout a person’s life. This environment inspires exploration, creativity, connections with others, and support in mastering skills at home, and in school, the community, and digital spaces.

Who we are

Global Family Research Project is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports effective engagement practices and policies so that all children find success in and out of school.

We create a worldwide exchange of ideas that furthers the understanding and implementation of anywhere, anytime learning for all. With more than 30 years of leadership, we provide a research base and proven expertise for capacity building in schools, community-based organizations, philanthropic entities, and other related ventures.

What we do

We promote equitable family and community engagement in an ecology of learning that connects the home, school, and community.

Our Work:
● Supports systemic approaches to family and community engagement
● Produces top-notch research
● Provides current news and resources to policymakers and practitioners
● Builds the capacity of organizations to engage families
● Designs professional learning opportunities, such as interactive cases, design thinking sessions, and communities of practice
● Delivers actionable guidance and tools for evidence-based approaches

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Family Engagement Schools Professional Learning

Using Case Studies in a Family-School Partnering Course

Case studies are a powerful way to prepare educators for family engagement. Learn how Darcy Hutchins at University of Denver uses them in her courses. 

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Family Engagement Research

Listen Up: We Can Bridge the STEM Divide with Family Engagement Strategies that Empower

STEM Next Opportunity Fund responds to GFRP's paper commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation of NY highlighting the importance of family engagement in STEM learning.  

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Family Engagement Early Childhood Education

Seven Research-based Ways Families Promote Early Learning

We partnered with Ready Rosie and Abriendo Puertas to bring you a video highlighting our seven research-based ways families support early literacy.

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