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

Balance of Power
Nov 12
Blog

Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Balance of Power

As schools grow more racially diverse, D.C. nonprofit Kindred gives parents a place to tackle bias and be equal partners in improving opportunities for all students.

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Group of people reaching towards center of table with post-it notes and papers, with text reading Family Engagement Playbook
Sep 17
Research Publication

Family Engagement Capacity Building Research

Family Engagement Playbook

The Family Engagement Playbook is a collection of promising research-based approaches to strengthen individual competencies and organizational support.

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Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families
Jul 17
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement

Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families

Learn how TalkingPoints, an educational technology nonprofit, is using AI as a strategic innovation for family engagement

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Using Media to Engage Families in Science
Jul 16
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement Research

Using Media to Engage Families in Science

EDC explores how media are an effective way to motivate families with young children to do science together. 

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