Members of the 2015-16 Cambridge Youth Council sitting at the mayor's desk.
Aug 1
Blog

Schools Afterschool

Youth Taking Leading Roles: Defining and Improving Family Engagement

In this post, Heather Weiss and Linda Jacobson capture the ways that schools and community organizations involve children and youth in improving family engagement.

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New Resource to Support Children’s Learning and School Success
Feb 12
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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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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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Family Engagement Game for Change
Jun 11
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Family Engagement Capacity Building

Family Engagement Game for Change

Learn more about our family engagement game for change and pilot the game in your own library.

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Family Engagement Game Brings Theory Into Practice
Jan 28
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Family Engagement Capacity Building

Family Engagement Game Brings Theory Into Practice

The Family Engagement Game demonstrates a need for interactive and participatory strategies for practitioners engaging families across the ecology of learning.

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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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Listen Up: We Can Bridge the STEM Divide with Family Engagement Strategies that Empower
Nov 22
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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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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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Family Engagement Storytelling Project Stands at the 'Intersection of Media and Educational Justice'
May 19
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Afterschool Family Engagement Digital Media Schools Capacity Building

Family Engagement Storytelling Project Stands at the 'Intersection of Media and Educational Justice'

Cambridge Agenda for Children’s Stories of Family Partnership offer a new approach to building capacity within the out-of-school-time community.

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Enhancing Achievement through Family and Community Relationships
Mar 14
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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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New Study Confirms Benefits of Connecting Parents with Each Other to Build Social Capital
Feb 25
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Afterschool Family Engagement Research

New Study Confirms Benefits of Connecting Parents with Each Other to Build Social Capital

Structured, school-based events improve parent network quality and could be especially helpful for Latinx families.

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Family engagement professionals become first responders, develop creative ways to connect with students and parents
Dec 3
Blog

Family Engagement Early Childhood Education Schools Capacity Building

Family engagement professionals become first responders, develop creative ways to connect with students and parents

As remote learning continues, parent coordinators take the lead in reimagining services to ‘meet families where they are’ and adapt to an ever-changing fall semester.

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