Why Engagement?

Activities and Publications

The following articles and publications offer valuable information about increasing family engagement in schools and enhancing collaborative relationships between schools and families.

  • It Takes a Parent: Transforming Education in the Wake of the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Parent Involvement in Schools: Best Practices Brief
  • School/Family/Community Partnerships: Caring for the Children We Share
  • Supporting Parent, Family and Community Involvement in Your School
  • Parental Involvement: A Key to Student Achievement
  • Family Involvement Is as Easy as Pie!
  • Strong Families, Strong Schools



  • 101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement
    Steven M. Constantino
  • A New Wave of Evidence
    Anne T. Henderson & Karen L. Mapp
  • Schools and Families: Creating Essential Connections for Learning
    Sandra Christenson & Susan M. Sheridan
  • Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family School Partnerships
    Anne T. Henderson, Vivian Johnson, Karen L. Mapp, and Don Davies
  • The Evidence Continues to Grow: Parent Involvement Improves Student Achievement
    Anne T. Henderson
  • Preparing Educators to Involve Families: From Theory to Practice
    Harvard Family Research Project