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For Administrators - Diversity & Family Engagement: The Impact on Schools & Scores

Info inside:

  • How to maximize benefits of diversity identified in research
  • Learn the secret St. Hope's Charter School used that raised state-level test scores by 250 points

FOR teachers - How to Build a Family Engagement Team

Info Inside:

  • Limited leadership support?: Best practices to begin family engagement at your school
  • How to build a family engagement team
  • How to get positive parents showing up to your events

For Parents - At-home activities that increase brain development

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  • Activities to increase reading & math skills at home (you can do together!) - while running errands, cooking, or cleaning the garage
  • Is your school involved in family engagement?: Critical conversations to have with your school leadership

"There aren't a lot of people going this deep
when it comes to family and community engagement. We needed
someone that had done it successfully, and honestly we looked... and  we did not find anyone but Family Friendly Schools."


Shanceler Terry

Family & Community Engagement Coordinator, Alief ISD
Houston, TX




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