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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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In this issue:

Partnering With Diverse Families and Communities
As America’s schools grow increasingly diverse, this issue explores how to engage communities of color as partners in education. We spotlight the University of Texas, El Paso, Department of Teacher Education's Field-Based Program, which provides students opportunities to learn with and teach residents of a border community

Building a More Diverse Teaching Force
While almost 40 percent of U.S. elementary and secondary school students are members of racial or ethnic minorities, only 10 percent of teachers are. In Questions & Answers, the staff of Recruiting New Teachers share an initiative with the Council of the Great City Schools and the Council of the Great City Colleges of Education to recruit prospective teachers of color.

Engaging All Families
Teacher Talk offers creative tips from Frederick Park on engaging all families to support their child's learning. Across the board, Park’s approaches stress community responsiveness and collaboration as keys to success.

Educational Equity and State Assessment
Parent Perspective contains the stories of parents who address issues of educational equity in the context of new state assessments. Two parents describe their opposition to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, a controversial high-stakes test.

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