New resources on family involvement
What better way to spend the preholiday hours than checking out some of the new resources in the Whole Child Resource Clearinghouse on school-family connections? The very latest includes:
- Family Engagement in Education: Seven Principles for Success, from the National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance, is based on research and feedback from charter school leaders and highlights ways in which charter schools have opportunities to involve families.
- Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed: It's Not Just What Happens in the Classroom, from the Center for Health and Care in Schools, highlights research on a number of successful strategies used to engage immigrant and refugee families in support of their children's mental health.
- Working Together: School-Family-Community Partnerships, from the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University, is a tool designed to provide educators and families with information, resources, and strategies to both increase and strengthen parent, family, and community involvement. Also available in Spanish.