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One Dream, Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America's High Schools

Civic Enterprises in association with Peter D. Hart Research Associates for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2008. (PDF, 23 pgs.)

Reports on findings of a survey of parents on parental involvement and other education issues.

Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed: It's Not Just what Happens In the Classroom

Center for Health and Care in Schools, 2009. (PDF, 8 pgs.)

Problematic behaviors exhibited by students have a direct impact on student success and the importance of engaging families for student academic achievement has been well documented. The challenges are more pronounced among immigrant and refugee students and their families. This research highlights a number of successful strategies used to engage immigrant and refugee families in support of their children's mental health.

Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement

The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2007. (PDF, 133 pgs.)

An overview of the nature and scope of collaboration, explores barriers to effectively working together, and discusses the process of establishing and sustaining the work.

Family Engagement in Education: Seven Principles for Success

National Resource Center on Charter School Finance and Governance, 2009. (PDF, 60 pgs.)

Research shows the best predictor of urban family involvement at the K-8 level is what the school does to promote this involvement. Knowing what to do will help educators be more effective in promoting family engagement.

Epstein's Six Types of Involvement

National Network of Partnership Schools, n.d. (web resource)

Joyce Epstein's framework of six types of involvement for families helps schools and communities develop comprehensive programs of school, family, and community partnership. Includes a brief summary of the benefits of each type of involvement for students, families, and teachers.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.