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HFRP staff members Abby R. Weiss and Helen Westmoreland describe the evolution of Boston Public Schools' family and community engagement efforts in a chapter of the book, A Decade of Urban School Reform: Persistence and Progress in the Boston Public Schools, published by the Harvard Education Press.

The authors describe how collective community action contributed to a critical reframing of the district's approach to family and community engagement over a 10-year period. They also analyze the key elements of the district's new plan, including the reallocation of resources, establishment of a central organizational structure, transformation of family resource centers, and development of school-based strategies to improve family involvement.

The chapter also includes recommendations and lessons learned for other school districts working to create and implement meaningful family engagement plans.

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Not available from HFRP but can purchased from the Harvard Education Press

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