What Works in Family Engagement

 

These publications describe what effective family engagement looks like. The Showcase Practices are a collection of strategies that local districts in Los Angeles County use to engage families and communities in student learning. We encourage you to peruse this webpage and identify strategies you may wish to implement at your school or district. Remember, these Showcase Practices are simply ideas to enhance your family engagement efforts. We recommend that you tailor these practices to best meet the needs of your students, families, and communities.
Best Practices
Seeing Is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement Seeing Is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement
This research examines how school districts build systemic family engagement from cradle to career to ensure that parents, educators, and administrators share responsibility for family engagement. The brief highlights promising practices from six districts....Read more
How to Develop a Logic Model for Districtwide Family Engagement Strategies How to Develop a Logic Model for Districtwide Family Engagement Strategies
A step-by-step guide to help districts understand and develop a logic model for district-wide family engagement efforts. Designed to accompany Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement....Read more
Redefining Family Engagement for Student SuccessRedefining Family Engagement for Student Success
Offers an expanded definition of family engagement that is based on research about children’s learning and the relationships among families, schools, and communities that support such learning. The goal is to encourage policy and programmatic investments in family engagement....Read more
Partnership 101Partnership 101
Designed to assist in the creation of authentic, meaningful, and effective partnerships between families and school staff members to support the success of their children. ...Read more
The Power of ParentsThe Power of Parents
A review of the research on the value and impact of parent engagement on academic performance, especially as it relates to California. Highlights of research findings, information on LCFF’s priority for parent involvement, and resources for implementing best practices to increase parent engagement....Read more
Community and Family Engagement: Principals Share What WorksCommunity and Family Engagement: Principals Share What Works
This publication explores ways in which principals are working successfully with community partners, families, and others to improve student outcomes. Principals offer insights about why they engage community, why doing so is difficult, and what strategies and approaches they find most effective....Read more
Family Engagement Webinar – SlidesFamily Engagement Webinar – Slides
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics webinar shares two examples of model programs that support authentic family engagement; the Academic Parent–Teacher Teams model and the PTA Comunitario as two programs that facilitate strong engagement between families and schools....Read more
Family Engagement Webinar – Audio fileFamily Engagement Webinar – Audio file
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics webinar shares two examples of model programs that support authentic family engagement; the Academic Parent–Teacher Teams model and the PTA Comunitario as two programs that facilitate strong engagement between families and schools...Read more
Padres Comprometidos: Engaging Latino Parents for Long Term Student SuccessPadres Comprometidos: Engaging Latino Parents for Long Term Student Success
Padres Comprometidos is a parent engagement program whose goal is to foster strong connections between schools and parents. The program builds the capacity of Latino parents to acquire the skills they need to engage with schools and play a leading role in preparing their children for college....Read more
Engaging Parents in Education Fact SheetEngaging Parents in Education Fact Sheet
The Santa Ana Partnership is committed to empowering parents with information, resources, and programs so that they are able to support their children towards post-secondary education. One of their best practices in family engagement is the Parent Promoter Program....Read more