Creating Real Partnerships for Family Engagement

Creating Real Partnerships for Family Engagement

October 16, 2018

The National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement’s Vito Borrello and Reyna Hernandez write in The 74 about the “importance of well-designed family, school, and community engagement in supporting children’s learning.” They also discuss how ESSA supports such efforts through its Statewide Family Engagement Centers, though they are “woefully underfunded at $10 million.” ESSA “also opens the door for families to be more involved in shared decision-making within schools,” so there is “potential for modest progress in practice through ESSA.”