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FINE: Family Involvement Network of Educators

Join our Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) and become part of a community of thousands of educators, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers dedicated to strengthening family–school–community partnerships.

Informing Family Engagement Policy

Learn about how we offer policymakers and advocates the research base to develop effective policies promoting family engagement.

Family Engagement Teaching Cases

HFRP’s research-based case studies reflect critical dilemmas in family–school–community relations, especially among low-income and culturally diverse families.

Blog: New Directions in Family Engagement

In this blog, you can read about the latest research, policy, and practice trends in family engagement in diverse contexts.


In a hurry? Get a quick glimpse of innovative community-wide programs and practices, inventive tools, and creative partnerships that promote anywhere, anytime learning!

Human-Centered Design

Learn how a human-centered design approach opens new possibilities for educators to engage families in meaningful ways.

Family Involvement Research Digests

These summaries highlight new research, methods, and findings in family educational involvement.

Family Involvement Bibliographies

These bibliographies compile current family involvement research literature, organized by both date and topic.

Research Updates: Highlights From the Out-of-School Time Database

This series highlights new and innovative methods and findings in OST research and evaluation.

Out-of-School Time Evaluation Snapshots

This series distills information compiled in our OST Database into a single report. Each Snapshot examines one aspect of OST evaluation.

Family Involvement Makes a Difference

The briefs in this series examine family involvement in early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school settings.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children

Guides to creating a caring community for children and families—a village of services that will give children a healthy start and the family a supportive network of services.

PTA and Harvard Family Research Project Issue Briefs: Family Engagement Policy and Practice

Harvard Family Research Project and National PTA have teamed up to bring you this series of ground-breaking policy briefs on family engagement policy and practice.

NCSL & Harvard Family Research Project Brief Series: ELO Research, Policy, & Practice

This series by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and Harvard Family Research Project highlights research evidence on expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) best practices and effects on youth and discuss the policy implications related to this research.

Complementary Learning in Action

This series documents the ways that diverse cities, counties, and states are employing complementary learning approaches to serve children across ages and across settings.

Early Childhood Digests

These one-page digests focus on ways that families and schools can work together to help young children learn and grow. They are targeted for parents and practitioners alike.

Eye on the States

This series profiles family support and education programs across the United States.

Families Matter

This series discusses families in the context of child care, family support, and diversity. 

FINE Forum E-Newsletter Archive (2003 and prior)

This series highlights the voices of diverse stakeholders in family-school partnerships, including parents, teachers, students, school and community leaders, and university faculty.

Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation

These briefs draw on current research and evaluation work in OST to provide practitioners, funders, evaluators, and policymakers with information to help in their work.

Reaching Results

These short reports are designed to frame and contribute to the public debate on evaluation, accountability, and organizational learning.

Reaching Results: Aiming for Accountability

These case studies describe results-based accountability (RBA) efforts in eight states. They provide valuable insights to those responsible for RBA efforts elsewhere in the nation.

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