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Explore More: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Resources

Children can develop 21st-century skills, even outside of the classroom. This resource guide offers hands-on, maker-inspired activities, along with advice from museums, libraries, and afterschool programs, for educators and families to use when exploring STEM topics with children.

Harvard Family Research Project (June 3, 2015) Research Report

Building Villages to Raise Our Children: Staffing

Written for program administrators and staff, this guide offers practical advice for providing professional development to staff supporting family programs.

Harvard Family Research Project (1993) Research Report

Family Involvement News: Summer 2015

In our Family Involvement News, discover who is thinking about families in the reauthorization of ESEA, how home visits support engaged families, and why collaboration among schools, communities, and families is important for student success.

Harvard Family Research Project (June 10, 2015) Research Report

Community Partnerships to Support High School Success

Recognizing the need for a comprehensive approach to keeping teens in school and successfully completing high school, AT&T Foundation and United Way Worldwide (UWW) started a new initiative—Family Engagement for High School Success. The goal of this grant was to identify promising family engagement strategies with a strong likelihood of raising high school graduation rates, and to share that information with communities around the country. Together with HFRP, UWW worked with communities to develop plans for high school success. This report highlights the innovative approaches developed and the early outcomes at eight of the UWW grantee sites

Harvard Family Research Project (February 2011) Research Report

Results-Based Accountability Systems in Practice: Oregon and Minnesota

Harvard Family Research Project presents brief descriptions of Minnesota and Oregon's results-based accountability systems.

Harvard Family Research Project (Winter 1996) Evaluation Exchange Article

Teaching the Bridging Worlds Case

Cases are a powerful tool to support teacher preparation in family engagement. Read how five faculty members facilitated the case Bridging Worlds: Family Engagement in the Transition to Kindergarten and learn how the case influenced both students and faculty.

Harvard Family Research Project (August 25, 2015) Research Report

Family Engagement Policy Resources

We've added a section to our website to inform stakeholders of our policy-related work in family engagement. This work seeks to promote the broader definition of family engagement that stresses shared responsibility and cross-context learning within a cradle-to-career approach to education. Visit our new policy page for more details, including our  comments in the Federal Register regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund competitive grants program.

Harvard Family Research Project (November 2009) Research Report

Family Involvement News: January 2009

We at Harvard Family Research Project are committed to keeping you up-to-date on what's new in family involvement.  View our list of links to current reports, articles, events, and opportunities in the family involvement field.

Harvard Family Research Project (January 2009) Research Report

Bibliography of Family Involvement Research Published in 2009

Harvard Family Research Project (March 2011) Research Report

New & Noteworthy

The New & Noteworthy section features an annotated list of papers, organizations, initiatives, and other resources related to the issue's theme of Evaluating Family Involvement Programs.

Harvard Family Research Project (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article

Professional Development Opportunities & Resources

The Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health (RTC), in partnership with the Judge Baker Technical Assistance Center, will be offering technical assistance on outcomes, system accountability, and the self-evaluation method.

Harvard Family Research Project (Winter 1996) Evaluation Exchange Article

Building Partnerships: Models of Family Support and Education Programs

This volume looks at innovative initiatives that have made family services more responsive to the changing needs of children and families. Initiatives in North Dakota, Iowa, Florida, Vermont, and Massachusetts are covered.

Harvard Family Research Project (1992) Research Report

Featured Teaching Case: Suspension at Aurora Middle School

Harvard Family Research Project’s Teaching Cases support teacher training and professional development by highlighting challenges that schools, families, and communities may encounter in supporting children’s learning. In this month’s newsletter, we feature Suspension at Aurora Middle School, which highlights the shared responsibility of community groups to resolve home-school difficulties.

Harvard Family Research Project (November 2009) Research Report

Parent-Teacher Conference Tip Sheets for Principals, Teachers, and Parents

Parent–teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement in children's education. This set of tip sheets—for principals, teachers, and parents—can help ensure that conferences achieve their maximum potential.

Harvard Family Research Project (January 2009) Tool for Practice

Perspectives: Guiding Families on Children’s Media Use

Three experts reflect on their work in engaging families in a digital learning environment. We asked them to address the question, How can institutions offer relevant and useful guidance to parents and families about scaffolding their children’s digital media use?

Harvard Family Research Project (April 24, 2014) Research Report

Pioneering States: Innovative Family Support and Education Programs

This volume discusses five initiatives that have successfully integrated family support and education programs into the larger social service system. Initiatives in Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri are covered.

Harvard Family Research Project (1992) Research Report

Family Involvement News: February 2013

We are committed to keeping you up to date on what's new in family engagement. View our list of links to current reports, articles, resources, and events in the field.

Harvard Family Research Project (February 7, 2013) Research Report

Family Involvement News: April 2014

We are committed to keeping you up to date on family engagement news. The resources in this section highlight the latest tools and discussions from HFRP and review recent findings in the areas of family engagement policy, strategies, and research, along with family engagement and digital learning.

Harvard Family Research Project (April 24, 2014) Research Report

Innovative States: Emerging Family Support and Education Programs

This volume examines partnerships between state governments and grass-roots programs that work to lower school dropout rates, reduce teen pregnancy, increase adult literacy, and reduce long-term welfare dependency. Programs in Arkansas, Iowa, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington are covered.

Harvard Family Research Project (1992) Research Report

Family Involvement News: November 2009

We at Harvard Family Research Project are committed to keeping you up-to-date on what's new in family involvement.  View our list of links to upcoming and current reports, articles, events, and funding opportunities in the family involvement field.

Harvard Family Research Project (November 2009) Research Report

New Stories of Innovation in Family Engagement

Find family engagement stories from the field highlighting innovative partnerships.

Harvard Family Research Project (February 2016) Research Report

Social Media—Engaging Families in Children's Learning and Use of Digital Media 

Are you interested in using social media to find out how families can navigate digital media to enhance children’s learning? Start here—we guide you to organizations and individuals that bring the latest DML research into public focus!

Harvard Family Research Project (April 24, 2014) Research Report

Redefining Family Engagement for Student Success

This paper offers an expanded definition of family engagement based on research about children’s learning and the relationships among families, schools, and communities in support of such learning. The topics presented in this paper were originally introduced as commentaries in the August 2009, November 2009, and April 2010 issues of the FINE Newsletter.

Harvard Family Research Project (May 2014) Research Report

Family Involvement News: December 2011

We at Harvard Family Research Project are committed to keeping you up to date on what's new in family involvement. This list of links to current reports, articles, events, and opportunities will help you stay on top of research and resources from HFRP and other field leaders.

Harvard Family Research Project (December 5, 2011) Research Report

Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON)

The Boston Parent Organizing Network (BPON) mobilizes parents, local organizations, and communities to improve the quality of education in the Boston Public Schools.

Harvard Family Research Project (Spring 2002) Evaluation Exchange Article

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