Skip to Main navigation Skip to Left navigation Skip to Main content Skip to Footer

University of Minnesota Extension

Extension > Family > School Success > Professionals

Print Icon Email Icon Share Icon
teacher showing glob to children


Teachers, school staff, and other educators are key to children's school success. That being said, children's education does not end with the school day. Children's school success is also dependent on the influence of parents, caregivers, and other role models in the community. Strengthening parent-school and community-school partnerships lays the foundation for children's school success.

The following resources will help you get started.

Partnering for School Success

Explore programs and resources that that strengthen partnerships between parents and children, and parents and schools.

Open Doors with Higher Education

Access this program that helps immigrant Latino parents make informed decisions about post-secondary education.

Family Engagement Tools

Get resources to strengthen your engagement and communication with parents.

Research on School Success

Review the research on factors for school success and more.

Featured Resources

tree of knowledge

Facilitator Training for Family Engagement

Get trained to deliver Education: Our Best Legacy to parents of middle school age children. Offered in English and Spanish this fall.

Fostering Achievement and Connection to Engage Students (FACES)

Find out about this collaborative effort to address educational disparities.

Effective Family Engagement Workshop

Learn proven strategies for better engaging families and communities in your school and district. Offered at three locations this fall.

Related Resources

Family, School and Community EngagementMinnesota Department of Education — Find resources to assist parents, schools, and districts in strengthening partnerships between schools, families, and their communities to increase student achievement.

Online Courses for Professionals — Explore online courses for professional that work with families in transition, parents and other adults, teens, and children.

Professional Resources: Families with Teens — Resources to help school personnel, counselors, social workers, faith-based staff, parent educators, public health staff, and others work with teens and their families.

Educational Videos — Find research and practice-based content on trauma-sensitive practices, children’s mental health, and community partnerships.

Case Studies — These online, interactive tools encourage practitioners, instructors, graduate students, and community partners to collaborate together and explore how to respond effectively to children’s mental health needs.

Project breakFAST Toolkit — Access guidelines, templates, and more to get your school breakfast program started and make it successful.

Educational Videos — Find research and practice-based content on trauma-sensitive practices, children’s mental health, and community partnerships.

  • © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy