Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announces the upcoming release of the U. S. Department of Education's Family and Community Engagement Framework for families, schools, districts, states, and the broader communities to build capacity for student achievement and school improvement.


U.S. Department of Education’s Family and Community Engagement Framework Resources

White House Initiatives

White House Initiatives Overview [MS Word, 37KB] | En español [MS Word, 37KB]

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Family and Community Engagement Resources by State

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Family and Community Engagement Topics

On The Blog

(July 25)
We all know how important it is for parents to have open lines of communication with their children’s school. Parents want to be champions for their children and to protect their interests and...
(April 8)
The fourth quarter of the school year is generally a time of preparation for schools and districts as they finalize next year’s budget, student and teacher schedules, and professional development for...
(March 27)
Summer is the perfect time for students of all ages to relax, but it’s also a time when summer learning loss can occur. This learning loss is called the “summer slide,” and happens when children do...
(March 20)
Assessments are part of life at school, but they don’t have to be a source of stress. Helping your child prepare properly for an exam is important, and the conversation doesn’t have to stop after the...
(January 23)
Preparation is the key to success in any task, and preparing for success in college and careers should start as early as possible. This is not a task that children can do alone: a parent’s guidance...