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

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 Professional Learning

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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