10 Evidence Based Family Engagement Programs 

When schools engage parents and guardians as authentic partners, students do significantly better in school. Learn about ten evidence based cradle to college programs for schools and community organizations that give staff, parents, and students new learning opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills to support student success.  Read With Me engages families in early reading activities by providing a weekly supply of award-winning children’s books into the home, through a rotating library. The program is complemented with lessons for family literacy […]

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Four Lessons Learned About Family Engagement Best Practices

Building on over 20 years of experience training and engaging schools, families and communities, Families In Schools (FIS) began facilitating Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) in 2017 as part of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) state-wide initiative.   These PLNs were designed to build on the capacity of school and district/Charter Management Organization (CMO) staff and leaders to engage families and strengthen school-family partnerships, so that families are better able to support their children academically, advocate for their […]

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April 2021 Newsletter Intro

Dear Education Champion: As we reflect on the whirlwind of trauma that our educators, families, students, and communities have endured this last year, we ask that you take a few seconds to take a deep breath.    We recognize that at this very moment, there is an extraordinary amount of work being done to ensure the safety of our educators and students as schools across California and the nation continue to reopen. We applaud the […]

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En solidaridad con las comunidades asiáticas americanas e islas del pacifico

Los ataques del martes que mataron a ocho personas, incluso seis mujeres asiáticas, en Georgia son sin duda impactantes y forman parte del inquietante aumento de los delitos contra los asiáticos alimentados por la xenofobia en este país. Families In Schools denuncia esta violencia sin sentido, se solidariza con la comunidad asiático americana y de las islas del Pacífico (APPI) y se compromete a estar junto a nuestros hermanos y hermanas para garantizar que los […]

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In Solidarity With Our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

  Tuesday’s attacks killing eight people, including six Asian women, in Georgia is undoubtedly shocking and a part of the disturbing surge in anti-Asian crimes fueled by xenophobia in this country. Families In Schools denounces this senseless violence, stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander (APPI) community, and is committed to standing alongside our brothers and sisters to ensure the rights and dignity of all people are respected and protected. Since the COVID-19 outbreak […]

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