We will be discussing community engagement, why it’s needed, how the law has impacted it, and how schools can encourage growth in this area.
- Why should we focus on creating a healthy relationship between schools and the community at large?
- How has U.S. law impacted educators ability to engage their community?
- How can schools begin building strong relationships within their community?
- Equity Partnerships- A Culturally Proficient Guide to Family, School, and Community Engagement by Angela R. Clark-Loque, Randall B. Lindsey, Reyes L. Quezada, and Cynthia L. Jew
- DeNisco’s Rice University study of family and community engagement (2017)
- What Parents Want From Public Schools? by O’Brien (2017)
- Family, School, and Community Engagement Rubric from Equity Partnerships (Click the link to be taken to it).
National Reports Discussed
- Coleman Report (1966)
- A Nation at Risk (1983)
- No Child Left Behind (2002)
- IDEA (2004)
- Every Student Succeeds Act (2015)
- Harvard Family Research Project (2012) Family engagement and children with disabilities: A resource guide for educators and parents
- Quezada, Reyes L., Alexandrowics, Viviana, & Molina, Sarina (Eds.) (2015) Family, school community engagement and partnerships: An imperative for k-12, and colleges of education in the development of 21st century educators
- The Leadership Conference Education Fund (2017). The 2nd Annual New Education Majority Poll (May 2017). Black and Latino parents and families on education and their children’s future
- Thompson, Gail (2003). What African American parents want educators to know
- Weiss, Heather B., Bouffard, Suzanne M., Bridglall, Beatrice L., & Gordon, Edmund W. (2009) and Reframing family involvement in education: Supporting families to support educational equity
- Zarate, Maria (2007). Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendation.