of Annual Research Syntheses
This document includes the executive summaries of the National Center's three annual research syntheses.
This document describes the benefits of involvement for various stakeholders.
Parental Involvement Guidelines
No Child Left Behind mandates related to parental involvement are summarized in this document.
Types of family and community connections identified in A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement (PDF file: 1.2 MB).
with Schools Survey
What is your experience with school, family, and community connections at your school, your children's school, or schools in your community? This survey can help you assess the kinds of activities you have experienced with the schools in your community.
Select Findings Related to Strategic Community Engagement
This paper summarizes findings related to strategic community engagement from a 2-year evaluation of Arkansas' Education Renewal Zones (ERZs). The processes and collaborative efforts the ERZs implemented have general application to establishing community engagement with schools. Click here for the full paper, Education Renewal Zones: Increasing Partnerships and Sharing Resources for School Improvement.