Policy Council

NAFSCE Policy History & Activities

NAFSCE has continued the work of the National Family, School and Community Engagement Working Group (NWG), founded in 2009 and comprised of the leading researchers, advocates, and practitioners dedicated to advancing this work. Since its founding, the NWG has advised Congress, the White House, and the US Department of Education on family engagement policy and practice.

Examples of Past Work of the National Working Group


NAFSCE Policy Committee

  • Chair: Arnold Fege, President, Public Advocacy for Kids; Member, NAFSCE Board of Directors
  • Vice Chair: Lacy Wood, Principal TA Consultant, American Institutes for Research; Member, NAFSCE Board of Directors
  • Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director, Fathers Incorporated
  • Oscar Cruz, President & CEO, Families in Schools; Member, NAFSCE Board of Directors Mishaela Duran - Director of the Office of Regional Operations, US Dept. of HHS- ACF
  • Stella Edwards, Past National PTA Legislation Chair; Associate, Southern Initiative of the Algebra Project
  • Anne Henderson, Senior Consultant, National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement; Vice Chair, NAFSCE Board of Directors
  • Debra Jennings, Director, Center for Parent Information and Resources at SPAN, Member, NAFSCE Board of Directors  
  • Robert Mahaffey, Executive Director, Rural School and Community Trust; Vice Chair, Steering Committee, Coalition for Community Schools
  • Alberto Quintero, Education Programs Professional, Office of Parental Involvement & Family Engagement, Nevada Department of Education

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