In local communities across the country, NEA affiliate members and leaders are working closely with parents, families, and community members to close achievement gaps, improve low-performing schools, and transform relationships between schools and their communities.
This report identifies and describes key partnerships that Association members have forged in 16 communities and includes the Association perspective on these efforts.
Part I of this report reviews recent research on school and family collaboration and presents 10 key strategies for creating effective family- school-community partnerships that are focused on advancing student learning. It also includes recommendations for moving this important work forward.
Part II contains profiles for each of the 16 partnership programs. In many cases, Association members have been catalysts for or taken on key roles in these effective programs. These profiles demonstrate very clearly that family-school-community partnerships with a central focus on advancing student learning can have a powerful impact.
Click on the link below to download the full report.
Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0: Collaborative Strategies to Advance Student Learning
For the Executive Summary, click link below:
To learn about each of the 16 programs individually, navigate the links below:
Community and Family-Community Programs
Making Parents Count
James A. Shanks Middle School, Quincy, Florida
Wicomico Mentoring Project
Wicomico County Public Schools, Salisbury, Maryland
Bringing Learning to Life
Columbus City Schools, Columbus, Ohio
Programs to Engage Parents and Other Family Members
Academic Parent-Teacher Teams
Creighton Elementary School District, Phoenix, Arizona
Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project
Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento, California
Revitalizing the Title I School-Parent Compact
Geraldine W. Johnson Elementary-Middle School, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Climate and Culture Committee
Math and Science Leadership Academy, Denver, Colorado
Hispanic Parents Council
Capt. James E. Daly Jr. Elementary School, Germantown, Maryland
Infinite Campus Parent Portal, Ninth Grade Outreach Program
Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada
Before- and After-School Support Programs
Elmont Memorial Junior-Senior High School, Elmont, New York
Compadres in Education
Putnam City West High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Upper Merion Area Middle School, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Parent and Community Outreach Initiative
Reading School District, Reading, Pennsylvania
Wraparound Social and Community Services Programs
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Evansville, Indiana
Lincoln Community Learning Centers
Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, Nebraska
SUN Service System
8 school districts in Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon