Engaging Families in Partnership Programs to Promote Student Success REL

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Family engagement positively affects a range of student outcomes, including grades, behavior, enrollment in higher level programs, graduation, and college attendance. In this webinar from theREL Mid-Atlantic, Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools, discussed what the research says about effective family engagement. She also presented ways in which district and school leadership can promote family engagement. Participants learned strategies that district leaders, school leaders, and teachers can use to increase family engagement in their school communities.

What are the goals of this webinar?

  • To learn what the research says about family engagement and student outcomes
  • To discuss strategies for promoting parent involvement
  • To explore ways that educators can organize, strengthen, and sustain programs of school, family, and community partnerships.

You may wish to explore the STLC's public sharespace, “Engaging Community Stakeholders in School Turnaround.” It includes:

Please also review our general resource library on this topic.