Family Engagement

Reimagine the Possibilities

Communicating for Understanding — Engaging Families and Communities

Overall, relationships between schools and families have improved since the pandemic forced class cancellations last spring. For example, remote learning has given teachers and parents a window into each other’s world with both groups reporting feeling more connected to and respect for one another (CT Family School Partnership). We can maximize this opportunity to reimagine schools as places that truly welcome all families as active allies and co-creators of their children’s education. This issue is how districts are making that happen: