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The SEDL National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
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Briefs and Handouts

Strategy Briefs

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Easing the Transition from PreK to Kindergarten: What Schools Can Do to Address Child Readiness

This strategy brief discusses the importance of school-family connections in ensuring a successful transition from PreK to Kindergarten.

• Published: October 2005 • 8 pages • View PDF (263K) Also available in Spanish.

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Reaching Out to Diverse Populations: What Can Schools Do to Foster Family-School Connections?

This strategy brief includes strategies schools can use to promote involvement of families from diverse cultural backgrounds.

• Published: September 2005 • 12 pages • View PDF (317K). Also available in Spanish.

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Organizing Family and Community Connections With Schools: How Do School Staff Build Meaningful Relationships With All Stakeholders?

This strategy brief examines proactive strategies schools can use to help them build strong relationships with family and community.

• Published: August 2005 • 8 pages • View PDF (232K). Also available in Spanish.

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Engaging Families at the Secondary Level:
What Schools Can Do to Support Family Involvement

This strategy brief discusses strategies for successful family involvement at the middle school and high school levels.

• Published: July 2005 • 8 pages • View PDF (244K). Also available in Spanish.

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Developing a Collaborative Team Approach to Support Family and Community Connections With Schools: What Can School Leaders Do?

This strategy brief includes ideas for involving families actively in the decision-making and implementation efforts needed for school improvement.

• Published: February 2005 • 8 pages • View PDF (806K). Also available in Spanish.

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Learning Outside of the School Classroom: What Teachers Can Do to Involve Family in Supporting Classroom Instruction

• Published: September 2004 • 4 pages • View PDF (4.70 MB). Also available in Spanish.

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What Do We Mean by “Family and Community Connections with Schools?”

• Published: November 2002 • 2 pages • View PDF (156k). Also available in Spanish.

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Free Webinar Series
The U.S. Department of Education and its partners invite you to view the archive for the webinar, Bringing it All Together: Family and Community Engagement Policies in Action, which took place on November 16, 2011.

This is the ninth and final webinar in the series, Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement.

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