ADVANCING RESEARCH, IMPROVING EDUCATION                               
The SEDL National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
About the Center

Briefs and Handouts

Handouts/Tools

Summary of Annual Research Syntheses
This document includes the executive summaries of the National Center's three annual research syntheses.

Benefits of Involvement
This document describes the benefits of involvement for various stakeholders.

NCLB Parental Involvement Guidelines
No Child Left Behind mandates related to parental involvement are summarized in this document.

Types of Involvement
Types of family and community connections identified in A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement (PDF file: 1.2 MB).

Experience with Schools Survey
What is your experience with school, family, and community connections at your school, your children's school, or schools in your community? This survey can help you assess the kinds of activities you have experienced with the schools in your community.

Select Findings Related to Strategic Community Engagement
This paper summarizes findings related to strategic community engagement from a 2-year evaluation of Arkansas' Education Renewal Zones (ERZs). The processes and collaborative efforts the ERZs implemented have general application to establishing community engagement with schools. Click here for the full paper, Education Renewal Zones: Increasing Partnerships and Sharing Resources for School Improvement.

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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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