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Mayfair SAC Hosts Educational Family Night

Mayfair’s School Advisory Council (SAC) organized and hosted a Family Academic Night on Tuesday, March 27. Parents had the opportunity to spend the evening in the school, attending workshops led by the school’s teachers and staff and enjoying a dinner served by the leadership team. Thirteen different workshops were planned, and a rotation allowed families...

DonorsChoose Alert for Teachers: Get a 2x Match on Family Engagement Event Projects!

Update: To ensure that we're able to support as many family engagement events as possible with gift cards for parents who attend, we're now offering gift cards to the first 10 parents to complete the survey at the family engagement event, while funds last. If funding remains later this spring, we'll make sure to award...

Integrating Restorative Practices into Family Engagement Programming

Usually in Focus on FACE, we try to discuss the positive things in our schools and in family engagement. But the reality is, for many people, school is not always positive and relationships between students, families, teachers, and administrators can be strained due to issues of school climate, safety, and culture. Many schools around the...

Jeanette Rivera: A Force of Fun and Positivity for Students and Staff

I walked into a cafe in Northeast Philadelphia after taking two trains and a bus from 440 North Broad Street. I quickly scanned the area, looking for a woman, waiting to be interviewed by me. There were a few people scattered throughout the cafe, sipping on coffee or focused on something on their laptop. I...

Family School Partnership Award Winner: Bodine High School

Focus on FACE will highlight each of our Family School Partnership Award Winners over the next 3 months. First up is Bodine High School for International Affairs. Many schools struggle to build and maintain a strong and effective School Advisory Council (SAC) for their school community. This could be for a number of different reasons...

Family Engagement Around the World: Scotland

In Scotland, families are highly encouraged to become more involved in their child's education. In fact, family engagement is one of the main priorities of Scottish schools. Why? Scotland realizes that increased family engagement provides numerous benefits to students as well as parents. For example, students make better grades, have higher test scores, have better...
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How Do We "Listen" to Families? Try a Human-Centered Design Approach

The following article is taken from the Harvard Family Research Project. Although years of research confirm the important role of families in student achievement, we continue to struggle with HOW to engage families in meaningful and effective ways. Human-centered design (also called design thinking) opens new possibilities for closing the gap between research and practice....
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Family Involvement vs. Family Engagement: What’s the Difference?

"Family involvement" and "family engagement" are not one in the same. These are two very distinct concepts that look different in practice and yield different outcomes and results. Take our Quick Quiz to start off, and then read below to learn more about how "involvement" and "engagement" are two very different ideas, and why it's...

Get to Know FACE: Who We Are, What We Do

We're dedicated to creating and supporting partnerships among schools, families, and communities. As a central resource for family engagement, FACE staff strive to engage and inform parent leaders and families as essential partners in helping students achieve academic proficiency and college and career readiness. FACE is here to assist families in navigating the School District,...

Family Engagement Around the World: India

Indian Pre-Primary School children at Divine Orchids International Preschool in Jawhar. India is an incredibly diverse country with a rich mixture of different cultures, religions, and languages, and education in India is as diverse as its people. More rural areas, such as villages and farms, tend to have single-room school houses that educate several grade...