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Family Engagement


Family Engagementfamily and community engagement

Well-informed, engaged parents make a difference for student success in school and beyond. Research shows that family engagement in a child’s education increases student achievement, improves attendance, and reduces dropout rates.

Utilize this multicultural calendar when planning family engagement activities for your PTA.


Resources

The Center for Family Engagement

National PTA’s “Notes from the Backpack” podcast series and a variety of blog posts are located on National PTA’s website. Directly access your topic of interest:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An array of tools and techniques to enhance your current outreach and diversity initiatives. View the National PTA’s diversity, equity and inclusion resources.

Four Principles of Transformative Family Engagement

An outline of how your PTA can become more inclusive, individualized, integrated, and impactful in its approach to family engagement. Learn more here.

Male Engagement Toolkit

View the National PTA’s Male Engagement Toolkit.

Military Alliance for Parents and Partners

A group of organizations that work together to provide resources to and advocate for military-connected families. View the National PTA’s Military Alliance for Parent’s and Partners.

National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships

PTA’s process for building successful partnerships starts with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships (new, updated information will be available this fall) and consists of three steps:

  • Raising awareness about the power of family and community involvement.
  • Taking action to cultivate involvement through specific programs and practices.
  • Celebrating success as your school sees increased involvement and its impact.

National PTA School of Excellence

This is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the education experience and overall well-being for all students. View the National PTA’s School of Excellence.

Translated Resources

National PTA has a wide range of resources available in Spanish.