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The FINE Newsletter shares the newest and best family involvement research and resources from HFRP and other field leaders. Visit our subscription center to receive the FINE Newsletter via email.

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Volume III, Issue 4, December 2, 2011
December FINE Newsletter: Expanded Learning and Family Engagement

In this issue of the FINE Newsletter, we explore how expanded learning, data use, and digital media are creating new roles for families to support student learning and development. As children and youth experience new forms of learning that are not confined to the classroom, families' opportunities for engagement become more varied and complex.

Volume III, Issue 3, August 2011
August FINE Newsletter: Special Summer Issue

In this abbreviated issue of the FINE Newsletter, we offer suggestions for your summer reading lists. We review John Merrow's new book, The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership and include our 2010 Family Involvement Bibliography with books, articles, dissertations, and other resources for you to peruse. And, as always, we provide a round-up of recent family involvement news and updates.

Volume III, Issue 2, May 2011
May FINE Newsletter: Emerging Leaders in Family Engagement

In this issue, we profile a number of emerging leaders in the field whose vision will help advance FSCE efforts in the years to come. We are excited to share these field builders’ thoughts on how FSCE can become systemic, integrated, and sustainable as we forge ahead with education reform initiatives that seek to effectively prepare students for college and career. In future issues of the FINE Newsletter, we will continue to highlight other leaders whose work promotes new ways of thinking about FSCE.

Volume III, Issue 1, March 2011
March FINE Newsletter: Preparing Teachers for Family Engagement

Family involvement in schools is key to improving student outcomes, but it cannot work without the effective training of teachers. Teacher preparation and continuing professional development in family engagement strategies can have an enormous influence on how teachers feel about efforts to engage families and what they do as practicing educators. Because it is important for schools to engage students’ families from early childhood through high school, teacher preparation programs must support pre-service teachers at all levels in effectively working with families. In this issue, we explore the new skills and knowledge teachers need to develop to effectively engage families in the twenty-first century. We respond in particular to teachers’ desires to be better prepared to relate to diverse students and families.

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