Family Engagement in schools:

Effective school-based programs are ones that Engage, Equip, and Empower parents to be equal partners with the school and strong advocates for their child and all children.  Here we will highlight programs from schools across the commonwealth that do the following:

Engage

  • Specifically targeting parents (male, 3rd grade, single    parents, etc.)
  • Uses a variety of methods to attract parents, including using children
  • Creating exciting environments
  • Delivering content in an interactive creative way

Equip

  • Providing real, relevant information
  • Teaching specific strategies
  • Connecting families to accessible local resources

Empower: The ability to use what you’ve learned

  • Provide opportunities for parents to use what they’ve learned
  • Provide mechanisms for follow-up
  • Support parents with constructive feedback  
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