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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 V, Issue 4, December 5, 2013
December FINE Newsletter: Innovative Approaches to Preparing and Training Educators for Family Engagement

In this issue of the FINE Newsletter, we highlight new and innovative approaches to professional development in the area of family engagement. We head into classrooms and scan the Web to look at how college/university faculty and professional development trainers are helping future and current educators practice family engagement techniques through hands-on activities, simulations, e-courses, and case-based discussions.

Volume V, Issue 3, September 17, 2013
September FINE Newsletter: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

This issue of the FINE Newsletter looks at the value of using data for continuous program improvement as schools, early childhood education programs, and youth- and family-serving organizations seek to understand whether their family engagement strategies are achieving desired outcomes. We stress the importance of cultivating a culture of inquiry and using data to identify an organization’s strengths as well as areas for improvement.

Volume V, Issue 2, April 18, 2013
April FINE Newsletter: Changing the Conversation: Sharing Education Data With Families

This issue of the FINE Newsletter examines the importance of parents and teachers sharing education data on an ongoing basis to help them connect as active partners in children’s success. We note that data-focused conversations help families understand their child’s progress and learn what they can do to advance their child’s learning.

Volume V, Issue 1, February 7, 2013
February FINE Newsletter: New Directions for the New Year

In this issue of the FINE Newsletter, we discuss how innovative approaches and tools—including digital media—are helping to transform family engagement and better enable families, schools, and community-based organizations to share responsibility for student learning.

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