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Parent Involvement Toolkit for School Leaders

Research for Parent and Family Engagement

+ A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement

This book reviews the research from the past 25 years which examines the growing evidence that family and community connections with schools make a difference in student's success. It is a synthesis of 51 studies about the impact of family and community involvement on student achievement, and effective strategies to connect schools, families and community. Written by Anne T. Henderson and Karen L. Mapp of the National Center for Family and Community. This publication is the second in the series of annual research synthesis by SEDL's National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, and the fourth in the series of Evidence publication authored or co-authored by Anne T. Henderson.

SOURCE: The National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, 211 East Seventh Street, Austin, Texas 78701-3281. Phone: (800) 476-6861. Website:
This 241-page book may be downloaded for free or purchased from the website for $26.00.

+ Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

More than 30 years of research shows that schools, families, and communities can make a difference in a student's learning experience—especially when they work together to raise student achievement. In the past, SEDL conducted field-based research on building successful school-family-community partnerships. Now we are establishing new partnerships of our own to support the changing role of families and communities in student learning that is being promoted by the No Child Left Behind Act. Website contains dozens of research based programs and strategies for parent involvement

SOURCE: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), 4700 Mueller Blvd., Austin, Texas 78723. Phone: 800-476-6861/TTY: 512-391-6578. email: Go to website: Free downloads of 59 different research studies.

+ A Call to Commitment: Fathers’ Involvement in Children’s Learning

Research report shows importance of involvement of men and fathers in education, strategies for involving fathers, examples of good programs including Cane Run Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky and links to other good resources.

SOURCE: US Department of Education,ED Pubs, Editorial Publications Center, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398
Free report can be downloaded on the website:

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