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In the News: Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education….

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New Directions in Family Engagement

In a recent blog post, the Harvard Family Research Project discusses how taking a more…

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A Look Back on NAFSCE and U.S. Department of Education’s September 21 Family Engagement Convening

A thank you from the US Department of Education: 

As we work to support family and community…

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Mobilizing Leadership to Support Family Engagement

by Lacy Wood

We have long recognized the critical importance of strong leadership in education.  Having an influential,…

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Students do better in school when their parents are engaged.

Research from national experts and insights from practitioners confirm the powerful effect of family engagement on children’s learning. Simply put, when parents are truly engaged, children learn more.

Dr. Joyce Epstein and her colleagues find that the best predictor of whether parents are engaged is what schools and teachers do to encourage and support that involvement. (Dauber and Epstein, 1993)

NAFSCE is committed to shining light on high-impact practices that build the capacity of educators and families together to promote children’s learning and development.

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