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Research & Reports

Parent and Family Involvement in Education, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012

This report presents findings from the Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012 (NHES:2012). The Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey collected data on children enrolled in public or private school for kindergarten through 12th grade or homeschooled for these grades. The survey collected information about various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school. For homeschooled students, the survey asks questions related to the student’s homeschooling experiences, the sources of the curriculum, and the reasons for homeschooling.

Handbook on Family and Community Engagement

The FACE Handbook is provided by the School Community Network (SCN). This handbook provides educators, community leaders, and parents with a survey of the best research and practices related to engaging families and communities in students’ learning and academic, social, and emotional development.

Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships

SEDL developed this report in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education.

Best Practices

Taking the Lead in Family Engagement: A Message to our Followers on Presidents Day

This Harvard Family Research Project is a reflection on leadership and what it means for family engagement with examples of the roles leaders have played in the evolution of family engagement in this country.

Legislation Guidelines

State Laws on Family Engagement in Education

The National PTA developed this tool for State PTAs and other family and child advocates to increase systemic, effective family engagement in all of our nation’s public schools.


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