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Meet the FACE Office Multilingual Family Support Unit!

Meet the FACE Office Multilingual Family Support Unit!

The Multilingual Family Support Unit has a team of people charged with supporting language access for multilingual families and students. There are seven Language Access Coordinators (LACs) and a bilingual Customer Support Liaison, a group of dedicated linguists who are responsible (among many other things) for translating District-wide and school-specific documents. The in-house team translates...
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Parent & Guardian and District-Wide Student Survey Now Open!

Every year, the Office of Research and Evaluation conducts surveys multiple school stakeholders. The District-wide Survey program reaches thousands of District students, teachers, principals, and parents/guardians annually. The surveys were designed to capture feedback from the school community on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. With an...
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Literacy Around the World: Germany

Berlin, Germany Every month, Focus on FACE takes an in-depth look into Family Engagement around the world. For this month’s focus on literacy, we’ve decided to take a trip to Europe and learn more about literacy and reading in the home of a country that created a word we’re very familiar with in the United...
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FACT Course Spotlight: The Welcoming Center

International Professionals Program The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, located in Center City, works to streamline services and resources for new immigrants in order to make it easier for them to gain access to everything they need to be successful in their transition to the United States. The Welcoming Center was founded by Anne O’Callaghan...
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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...
Listening and Learning as a Way to Improve Communication with Multilingual Families

Listening and Learning as a Way to Improve Communication with Multilingual Families

Signing forms, talking to teachers, checking up on homework, and registering for school are all part of helping your child succeed academically. English-speaking parents often grow overwhelmed with the seemingly endless number of small tasks that must be completed for back to school season. While being a parent—no matter the circumstances—is difficult, it is important...