Overview

Families and educators share responsibility to ensure children’s success in school.

With authentic partnerships, schools encourage and extend the many ways families support children’s learning in the home, school, and community.

Global Family Research Project

● Helps districts and schools to transform their systems and practices for continuous improvement in family engagement.

● Advocates for an intentional focus on family engagement and partnerships as part of teacher and administrator preparation programs.

● Identifies key strategic areas where family engagement can have the greatest impact on children’s development and education.

Featured Resources

An outdoor story time in Maryland.  Photo courtesy of the Cecil County Public Library. Photographer: Tyler Koch.
Dec 3
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Early Childhood Education Family Engagement Libraries Schools Capacity Building

‘In This Boat Together’: Despite COVID, Libraries and Families Develop Tighter Bonds

Maryland Libraries Have Adopted Services That Offer a Glimpse into How New Family Engagement Practices Can Outlast the Pandemic

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Striving for Equity for Young Children of Immigrants with Disabilities
Oct 25
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Early Childhood Education Schools Family Engagement Policy Research

Striving for Equity for Young Children of Immigrants with Disabilities

Immigrants Who Have Children with Disabilities Often Don’t Know How to Navigate the Special Education System. Here’s How to Change That.

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Early Adopters Share Feedback on GFRP’s Family Engagement Game
Aug 19
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Family Engagement Schools Capacity Building

Early Adopters Share Feedback on GFRP’s Family Engagement Game

With nearly 1,000 users so far, the game is helping educators and others discover ways to be ‘partners and champions’ for families

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Out of a Crisis, Districts Look to Post-Pandemic Shifts in Family Engagement
May 10
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Schools Capacity Building

Out of a Crisis, Districts Look to Post-Pandemic Shifts in Family Engagement

Schools Find Successful New Ways to Partner with Families, Support Student Learning, and Empower Parent Liaisons

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