Everything Is Awesome! Reflections from a Whirlwind Journey to the LEGO Idea Conference 2019
Apr 22
Blog

Family Engagement Global

Everything Is Awesome! Reflections from a Whirlwind Journey to the LEGO Idea Conference 2019

GFRP’s Margaret Caspe shares her reflections on the 2019 LEGO Idea Conference in Billund, Denmark.

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Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement
Apr 18
Blog

Family Engagement

Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement

On April 25th at 2pm EST, GFRP's Heather Weiss opened a conversation about promising family engagement innovations for family engagement innovations. 

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How Coaching Boosts Family Engagement
Apr 11
Policy Brief

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

How Coaching Boosts Family Engagement

This brief highlights lessons from an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership technical assistance project.

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Design Thinking with Dads
Mar 28
Blog

Libraries Family Engagement

Design Thinking with Dads

Elizabeth Atack and Klem-Mari Cajigas from Nashville Public Library share how they use design thinking to transform and reimagine family literacy for incarcerated fathers.

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It Opened My Eyes: Perspectives from Teaching a Leadership Course on Family and Community Partnerships
Mar 14
Blog

Family Engagement Schools

It Opened My Eyes: Perspectives from Teaching a Leadership Course on Family and Community Partnerships

Jenny Tuten from Hunter College School of Education describes what she has learned from teaching a new leadership course on family-school- and community relationships. 

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Enhancing Achievement through Family and Community Relationships
Mar 14
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Research

Enhancing Achievement through Family and Community Relationships

These abstracts showcase student work from a doctoral course at Hunter College School of Education-The City University of New York titled, "Enhancing Achievement through Family and Community Relationships."

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5 Benefits of Human-Centered Design Thinking for Family Engagement
Feb 28
Research Publication

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Capacity Building

5 Benefits of Human-Centered Design Thinking for Family Engagement

GFRP, the Early Learning Lab and the National Center for Families Learning, explore five ways that human-centered design benefits family engagement practice. 

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New Resource to Support Children’s Learning and School Success
Feb 12
Blog

Schools Family Engagement Research

New Resource to Support Children’s Learning and School Success

Developed from the report titled “Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next-Generation Family Engagement,” GFRP and the National PTA have created a resource to support more equitable and effective approaches to family, school, and community partnerships.

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Why Family Engagement Matters for Student and School Success
Feb 12
Research Publication

Family Engagement Schools Research

Why Family Engagement Matters for Student and School Success

Our latest report highlights the five ways families, teachers, schools and communities can work together to support children’s learning and school success.

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Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families
Feb 6
Blog

Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Capacity Building

Sustaining a Human-Centered Design Approach to Engaging Families

This guest blog post by Sheetal Singh is the second in a two-part series about the Early Learning Lab’s Parent Innovation Institute.

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Community Relationships to Build Family Access to STEM Learning
Jan 29
Blog

Family Engagement Afterschool

Community Relationships to Build Family Access to STEM Learning

The STAR Library Network team shares tips and ideas for using community dialogues to raise up family and community voice and build partnerships in designing STEM-related library services. 

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Public Libraries Engage Families in STEM
Jan 21
Policy Brief

Libraries Family Engagement Policy Research

Public Libraries Engage Families in STEM

In this policy brief, we examine and provide examples of the ways that public libraries have become invaluable partners in supporting family STEM learning.

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