Overview

Learning begins in families and continues throughout a child’s growth toward adulthood.

Family engagement is a shared responsibility of family members to contribute to a child’s learning and development, and of schools and communities to ensure families have the tools they need to support their children’s success in and out of school.

Global Family Research Project

● Provides leadership and a vision for how schools and other community organizations can improve family engagement efforts.

● Conducts research on the innovative and successful ways that policymakers, funders, and practitioners work toward more equitable learning and close opportunity gaps by reaching underserved families.

● Connects family engagement professionals with the knowledge and resources that help them strengthen partnerships with families to benefit children.

Featured Resources

Remake Learning: A Catalyst for Family Engagement
Dec 6
Blog

Family Engagement Afterschool

Remake Learning: A Catalyst for Family Engagement

This post by Gregg Behr, co-chair of Remake Learning and executive director of the Grable Foundation, highlights parent engagement as a catalyst for development.

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Using Case Studies in a Family-School Partnering Course
Nov 20
Blog

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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Listen Up: We Can Bridge the STEM Divide with Family Engagement Strategies that Empower
Nov 20
Blog

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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Seven Research-based Ways Families Promote Early Learning
Nov 20
Video

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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