Then and Now: Developing Programs of Family and Community Involvement for Student Success


home-158089__180Studies show that it is imperative to change from the “old way” of thinking about parental involvement to a “new way” of organizing district leadership and school-based programs of school, family, and community partnerships.  In this webinar for Parent Involvement & Community Engagement on, Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University discussed key concepts, essential structures, and expected results of research-based programs of family and community involvement. The session prepared attendees to take leadership in their districts with action steps to create welcoming preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools. Joyce shared strategies to strengthen plans and practices of family and community involvement linked to school goals for student attendance, achievement in specific subjects, behavior, and on-time graduation from high school.  Joyce also explained ideas for a common vocabulary, building knowledge of research on partnership program development, and available resources to organize, implement, and evaluate goal-linked partnership programs that contribute to student success in school. View the webinar to learn how to develop programs of family and community involvement for student success.

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Parent Involvement & Community Engagement in K-12 is an online thought leadership community where district and school administrators, teachers, and parents can explore all aspects of family engagement and its positive effects on student achievement.  This program is sponsored by Schoolwires.

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