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NAFSCE Policy Conversations

NAFSCE offers two Policy Conversation Webinars each year to provide an opportunity to discuss and debate federal and state policy that can promote more effective and sustained family, school, and community engagement. Through these Policy Conversations, NAFSCE seeks feedback from our partners and members on its annual policy agenda. Please join us and share your ideas, questions and proposals.


Archived Policy Conversations

Advancing High-Impact Family Engagement Through Federal Policy and Technical Assistance

May 25, 2016
The US Department of Education (USDE) joined our May NAFSCE Network meeting to share highlights from the release of the ED-HHS Policy Statement on Family Engagement from the Early Years through the Early Grades. Read NAFSCE’s comments on this policy statement.
We also featured our partner, Education Development Center (EDC), who provided the field with an overview of the new federally funded National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE).
Recorded Presentation

Every Student Succeeds Act: A NAFSCE Townhall Policy Conversation

February 24, 2016

A panel of presenters discussed family engagement in the ESSA Legislation. The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of families, schools, and communities across the country. 

Presenters: Anne T. Henderson, Annenberg Institute for School Reform NAFSCE Board Member

Vito Borrello Executive Director, NAFSCE

Debra Jennings Executive Co-Director, SPAN National Projects NAFSCE Board Member

Candace Cortiella Executive Director Advocacy Institute

Recorded Presentation
Presentation Slides

The Future of Family Engagement in Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act

March 25, 2015
Presenters: Alexis Holmes, National Education Association; Thomas Sheridan, National Head Start Association; Jacki Ball, National PTA; Jacque Chevalier, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and the Workforce.
A panel of presenters provided an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization efforts specific to family engagement which was followed by a general discussion about the field’s policy interests and priorities.
Recorded Presentation

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