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Building Family-School Partnerships That Work

Building Family-School Partnerships That Work

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Wednesday, June 25th NCPIE Meeting: Sharing New Programs and Materials

June 11, 2014

We need your advice! Please take this survey.

by Anne Henderson
October 28, 2013

Brief Survey for NCPIE

NCPIE is soon to become the National Partnership for Family, School, and Community Engagement, a professional association for all those who work within the field of education and care about bolstering family engagement in improving children's learning. We are seeking feedback so that we can design the association in a way that will ....

The Maryland ELL Family Involvement Network (MELLFIN) Conference

May 13, 2011

MELLFIN (Maryland English Language Learning Family Involvement Network)is holding a conference on May 13th, with Alberto Retana as keynote speaker. For a link to the conference flier and registration, go to:

Working with Immigrant, Refugee Students and Families To Help Them Understand School Transportation

April 1, 2011

Young-chan Han, a family involvement specialist with the Maryland Department of Education, has published an article, Working with Immigrant, Refugee Students and Families To Help Them Understand School Transportation Services, in School Transportation News Magazine in April, 2011.

Jacque Minow's legislative update given at the March 30th NCPIE meeting

March 30, 2011

Read Jacque Minow's legislative update given at the March 30th NCPIE meeting.

NCPIE meeting, Wednesday, March 30th

March 30, 2011

Jacque Minow, senior education policy analyst for National PTA, will give us her assessment of the prospects for ESEA reauthorization and continuation of the PIRCs, what changes may be proposed in the law, the impact of the ongoing budget-cutting on education programs, and the progress of the Family Engagement in Education Act. Arnie Fege, Director of Public Engagement and Advocacy at the Public Education Network, will give us his perspective.

Memorial Tributes to Sue Ferguson, NCPIE Founder and Director

March 14, 2011

A memorial celebration of Sue's career was held at the National Education Association headquarters in Washington, DC, on March 14th at NEA, 1201 16th Street, Washington, DC, in Conference Room B. A video was made of the event and will be available soon.

Memorial celebration for NCPIE Chair, Sue Ferguson

March 14, 2011

On February 5th, Sue Ferguson, the beloved long-time chair of the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE), died unexpectedly in her sleep. Founded in 1981, NCPIE is composed of more than 80 national education, parent, community and advocacy organizations that champion home, school and community partnerships to enhance the education of all young people, especially those from low-income neighborhoods.

First Release of 2010 Census Data: December 21

December 16, 2010

Census Bureau National Partners, We're excited to announce the first round of 2010 Census data will be released on December 21, 2010. These quality data are largely due to your partnership activities helping boost response across the nation this past Spring.

NCPIE NEWS -- October 2010

November 17, 2010

Jan Hagey of NEA's Education Policy and Practice office was the guest speaker at October's NCPIE meeting. Jan reported on NEA's September National Summit on Family/School/Community Engagement held in Alexandria, VA. She posed two thought questions to the small but intrepid group, who braved the drenching rain, sparking a spirited discussion. But, first a bit of background ....

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NCPIE and the Public Education Network (PEN) have developed online Action Briefs for the major themes covered in NCLB. These Briefs can be used in multiple ways — as a training tool, for professional development, or an easy reference to the law's intricacies — with a variety of audiences. Each Brief includes information on what the law says, action items for parents and community leaders and a set of resources. There will also be resources on the legislation, regulations and policy guidance, a glossary of education terms and an implementation timeline. Come back regularly to get new Action Briefs.

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The Truth and Half-Truths about Parent Involvement

Does parent involvement make a difference in children's learning? In a new study, The Broken Compass, sociologists Keith Robinson and Angel Harris argue that when parents attempt to help, they have little impact on, and may even harm, their children's grades and test scores. Read more »

Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children
This booklet discusses 13 legal questions commonly asked by school board members and school administrators related to undocumented students. Unfortunately, few of the questions have definitive answers. Plyler directly addressed only the narrow question of whether undocumented children are entitled to receive a free public school education. Learn more here.

Public Education Network announces the first-of-its-kind online tool that allows communities to measure their support for their public schools. It's an excellent resource!

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Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships by Anne Henderson, Karen Mapp, Vivian Johnson and Don Davies
One of American School Board Journal's editors top education books of 2007 is Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships!! It is recommended as one of the must-reads of the year. More information here.

Kentucky Parent Advisory Council Issues Recommendations and Rubric for Parent Involvement. More information here.

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