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Resources for Schools

Teachers, school administrators, and other school staff play a big role in determining children's school success. The following resources help summarize key factors for school success, how to strengthen parent school relationships, and more.

Inventory for Creating School-Family Connections — Inventory to look at the conditions that enhance productive school-family relationships: approach, attitude, atmosphere, and actions.

Nuts and Bolts of Communication with Parents and Families — Communication tips relating to attitudes, behaviors, and more.

Effective Communication — Lists guidelines and possible practices for school staff in effective communication.

Building Shared Responsibility for Educational Outcomes — Hints for how to turn common school events and activities, like back to school night, into a partnership building opportunity.

Practices that Promote Schools as Welcoming Activities — Summarizes at school efforts and family outreach efforts that can help create a welcoming environment for parents.

Four Models of Parent Involvement: Which One Represents Your School? — Reviews four models of parent involvement.

The “Eight P” Philosophy for Effective School-Parent Partnerships — These eight “P”s help build effective school-parent partnerships.

Ways to Engage the Uninvolved Parent — Suggestions for engaging parents from removing barriers, improving communication, and more.

Other Recommended Resources

Family Development Research — See more of our applied research and program evaluation projects.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Learners — The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium is engaging in a partnership with Bruce Vento Elementary School to develop engaging learning environments that enhance student academic success.

Parent Teacher Conference Tips SheetsHarvard Family Research Project — Quick tips on parents teacher conferences. English | español

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