99% of educators agree that involving families in their children's learning is important to student success.
Effective family engagement never happens overnight—it is the result of hard sustained work over the course of a year.–Powerful Partnerships: A Teacher's Guide to Engaging Families for Student Success
Building sustainable partnerships to improve literacy and learning
Scholastic's family and community engagement solutions are much more than a one-time event.
Family Engagement Assessment
Our specialists review elements of your family engagement efforts from the school parking lot to the family resource center and survey stakeholders to determine how welcome families are in school and as partners in learning.
Full-Day Foundational Courses for Administrators and School Staff
Interactive and content-rich full-day sessions support educators in exploring core beliefs and understanding the research behind improving student outcomes by way of strengthening family-school partnerships.
Leading Family Engagement Initiatives
This two-day series helps family engagement staff advance from social service roles and administrative accessories to confident family coaches. We inspire and empower parent coordinators, family coaches, and engagement staff to effectively plan and create opportunities for educators and families to develop a shared partnership.
Dr. Karen Mapp’s Family Engagement Workshop Series
During this intensive three-day training series, school teams retool existing family engagement practices, align them with school and student learning goals, and explore ways to increase family voice and family leadership. Participants will walk away with the tools and strategies necessary to cultivate trusting relationships with families that support student learning.
Family Engagement Coaching
Family engagement specialists work side by side with leaders and key family engagement staff to apply new knowledge to their routines, assess their impact, and create a plan for the coming year to deepen and sustain family-school partnerships.
Students from all backgrounds improve academically when there are strong family-school partnerships.
97% of educators agree families and school staff should be equal partners in supporting student learning.
74% of educators agree they need help engaging the families of students in support of their children’s learning.
Students whose families are engaged in their learning are more likely to:
- Exhibit faster rates of literacy acquisition
- Earn higher grades on exams
- Adapt better to school
- Attend school more regularly
- Graduate on time