"School, Family, and Community Partnerships"
Joyce L. Epstein
"Beyond the Bake Sale"
Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, and Don Davies
Policy Statement on Family Engagement
Dept. of Health & Human Services and Dept. of Education
Institute for Educational Leadership: Family & Community Engagement; District Leaders’ Network
Since 1964, IEL has equipped leaders to work together across boundaries to build effective systems that prepare children and youth for post-secondary education, careers, and citizenship.
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
A membership organization offering information and resources related to promoting best practices for family engagement.
National PTA – Resources and Information for Families and Educators
Offers many resources including newsletters, toolkits and and ideas to engage families.
Teaching Tolerance – Free Resources for K-12 Educators
Includes free newsletter and magazine
National Network of Partnership Schools
The National Network of Partnership Schools was created at Johns Hopkins University in 1996, the network invites schools, districts, states, and organizations to join forces to use research-based strategies to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement that will increase student success in school.
Parent Teacher Home Visits
This site outlines the research based benefits of Parent Teacher Home Visits for educators, students, and parents.
Colorado Department of Education – Promising Partnership Practices
Long list of resources for successful family engagement practices.
Connecticut State Department of Education: Building Powerful Partnerships with Families
This site offers an easy 10-step process including planning forms, templates and sample documents to help you create your own School-Parent Compact.
The Fatherhood Project
The Fatherhood Project is a non-profit fatherhood program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA.
Georgia’s Family-Friendly Partnership School Initiative
This site offers a virtual tour of a Family-Friendly Partnership School.