Family, School and Community Engagement

The development of strong collaborations between schools, families, and communities is an essential component for student academic success. The resources on this site are intended to assist parents, schools, and districts in strengthening partnerships between schools, families, and their communities to increase student achievement, and may be copied and distributed freely.

Each module contains:
  • A needs assessment to assist schools/districts in identifying strengths and areas needing improvement.
  • Research, best practices, and resources related to the topic.
  • A toolkit, which includes handouts, presentations, action plans, examples, SMART goal templates, and more to help school teams develop strategies and plans for that topic.
  • Policy and procedure samples and ideas.

Select Family Engagement Modules to get started, or jump to a specific module below.
Module 1: Developing Partnerships
Module 2: School Choice
Module 3: P-12 Systems and Benchmarks
Module 4: Career and College Success
Module 5: Diverse Cultures and Parent Voices
Module 6: Engaging Families
Module 7: Afterschool Programs and Community Partnerships
Module 8: Families as Partners 

Modules Orientation - This webinar provides a brief overview of the eight family engagement modules.

  • Family Engagement Action Plan process and template - 12/17/20
    The FEAP process will help schools navigate the shifts needed to move from status quo family involvement efforts to transformative family engagement mechanisms that are co-designed with families that represent the full diversity and perspectives of the school community.