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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

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April 2010 to September 2011

The U.S. Department of Education and its partners United Way Worldwide, National PTA, SEDL, and Harvard Family Research Project are proud to bring you a free webinar series on family, school, and community engagement.

Research over the last thirty years has shown that engaging families in their children’s education increases student achievement and decreases dropout rates. Effective family engagement is not a one-time program or a choice of a good school, but rather a set of day-to-day practices, attitudes, beliefs and interactions which support learning at home, at school, afterschool and during the summer. To ensure that the students of today are ready for the careers of tomorrow, families, schools, and community groups need to work together to promote engagement that is systemic, sustained, and integrated into school improvement efforts.

Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement is an opportunity for stakeholders representing national, regional, and local organizations to learn about family, school, and community engagement research, best practices from the field, and new innovations that are making a difference in school improvement and student learning.

Leading practitioners, researchers, and policymakers will share real life examples from the field about what systemic, integrated, and sustained engagement efforts look like in practice.

These webinars will occur every other month and will cover the following topics:

Webinar archives and resources will be posted as they become available.  Please click the above topics to see resources and more information relating to each webinar installment.

For more information, and to register to participate in upcoming webinars, visit:

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