Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement.

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Westmoreland, Helen.
Rosenberg, Heidi M.
Lopez, M. Elena.
Weiss, Heather.
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Harvard Family Research Project.
National PTA.
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This brief spotlights how six school districts across the country have used innovative strategies to create and sustain family engagement "systems at work." Our findings point to three core components of these successful systems: creating district-wide strategies, building school capacity, and reaching out to and engaging families. Drawing from districts' diverse approaches, we highlight promising practices to ensure quality, oversight, and impact from their family engagement efforts. We also propose a set of recommendations for how federal, state, and local policies can promote district-level family engagement efforts that support student learning. (Author abstract)

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