Klea Scharberg

Linking Family Engagement Activities to Learning

"Successful Schools: Families Matter," from the Center for the Improvement of Student Learning, highlights promising family and community partnership practices from one district (featuring Whole Child Podcast guest Trise Moore) and two schools from Washington State. In these videos, you'll learn about a

  • Parent language program where Latino parents are invited to learn and read with their elementary age children in Spanish and English.
  • Leadership program for male minority middle-grades students not meeting academic standards where community members serve as mentors.
  • Four-year advisory program for high schoolers where student-led family and advisor conferences help students plan for life beyond graduation and parents further participate in their children's education.

Download a copy of the viewer's guide with talking points and discussion questions.

How do your school and district's family-engagement activities relate to student learning and achievement?

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