A Winning Strategy! Research shows that well-planned partnerships among families, schools and community members can make a powerful contribution to greater student success.
CT State Board of Education Position Statement and Policy Guidance
Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships
A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships. This national framework lays out the goals and conditions necessary to chart a path toward effective family engagement efforts that are linked to student achievement and school improvement. Developed by Dr. Karen Mapp, author and Harvard Graduate School of Education Policy and Management Director, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education (a publication of SEDL).
- Building Capacity for Family Engagement (video). This short video provides an overview of the Dual-Capacity Framework with Dr. Karen Mapp.
CT State Department of Education Evidence-based Practice Guides
The CSDE Evidence-Based Practice Guides are intended to inform school and district decision-making regarding instructional and student support programming and to optimize the use of local, state, and federal school improvement funds. There is a specific guide on Student/Family/Community Engagement.