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Jay Cooke Elementary School: Meeting Families Where They Are

Jay Cooke Elementary School: Meeting Families Where They Are

If there’s been any constant during this pandemic time, it seems to be the fact that things are constantly changing, and we all need to roll with the punches. At Jay Cooke Elementary School, the administration has applied this open-minded approach to engaging with their families. The school staff and administrators at Jay Cooke wanted...
Strengthening Family Bonds and Engagement At Philip H. Sheridan School

Strengthening Family Bonds and Engagement At Philip H. Sheridan School

In October, we celebrated Family Engagement Month to acknowledge the many ways that school staff members have been engaging families during this digital learning time. This season of online engagement has required creativity to say the least, and we wanted to give congratulations to one of our winners of The Family Engagement Month Contest, Philip...

Join us in Celebrating our Family Engagement Month Contest Winners!

The Office of Family and Community Engagement would like to congratulate and thank every family and school who submitted their digital learning family engagement stories in October 2020! Families who shared their experience supporting their child(ren) during this unprecedented time received a Family Engagement Care Package worth over $100! Schools that were selected as winners...
What Family Engagement Means To Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez

What Family Engagement Means To Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez

People often ask – what is the key to strong family engagement? While it is hard to respond with one definitive answer for all schools, Juniata Park Academy Principal Marisol Rivera Rodriguez has used a great strategy: ask families what they want! Her commitment to parent and family input and programming led to her receiving...
A Huge THANK YOU to our Roadmap Conference Participants and CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Engagement Award Winners!

A Huge THANK YOU to our Roadmap Conference Participants and CONGRATULATIONS to the Family Engagement Award Winners!

The FACE Office would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all those family members, students, and community members who joined us for the 2nd Annual Roadmap to Navigating the School District of Philadelphia Family Engagement Conference! The Conference welcomed over 700 people, provided over a dozen workshops presented by District offices, and hosted...

Hill Harper Visits the School District of Philadelphia

On Friday, October 13, actor and author Hill Harper spoke to families, staff, students, and community members at 440 N. Broad Street in honor of the District's celebration of Family Engagement Month. Mr. Harper spoke about the importance of taking ownership over one’s neighborhood school and refusing to settle for sub-par educational standards. He encouraged...
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Family Engagement Around the World: Tanzania

Different societies and cultures have different ideas of what family engagement looks like in their communities. Check out the video below, which features fathers in Tanzania who are part of a parent group—which functions similarly to School Advisory Councils in Philadelphia—that meets regularly to discuss their daughters’ progress in school and address any issues as...