Scholastic introduced FACE at a Symposium attended by leaders of school systems and literacy-focused organizations from across the country in New York City on October 20, 2011.
The Scholastic FACE Symposium was an interactive conference that unveiled new research and presented strategies that focus on connecting schools, families, and communities to advance student success.
Highlighting the most recent outcomes in child development research, the FACE Symposium reviewed innovative strategies and inspired dialogue around ways to transform the educational landscape – ensuring that all children from birth through high school are able to develop and thrive.
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Research — The 21st Century Student: The Imperative of Supporting Childhood Resilience
Yale and Scholastic Research Project on Family and Childhood Resilience Executive Summary.
The body of published research supporting the efficacy of the Reach Out and Read model and chart of developmental milestones of early literacy and what parents can do during these milestones.
Families As First Teachers
The parental involvement in kid's education is one of the most important factors influencing the education of our children. The Eagle Academy for Young Men shows how their school is committed to parental involvement.
Comprehensive research by Afterschool Alliance supporting the benefits of after school programs.
Funding & Legislation Updates
Funding updates aligned towards FACE and legislation facts
Literacy in Afterschool: An Essential Building Block for Learning and Development
Beyond the Bricks Film and Panel Discussion
The Beyond the Bricks Project takes a grassroots approach to improving outcomes for young black males, by engaging community members—including young men themselves—as well as educators, civic leaders, and other stakeholders to craft solutions to the challenges they face in their neighborhoods, cities and the nation as a whole.
Tonya Leslie -NYU
Derek Koen - Beyond the Bricks, Film Director
Dr. Ivory Toldson - Howard University
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Angelo Kidd - Supt Guilford County
Shaquille Ingram - Student
A Comprehensive System of Learning Supports: Strengthening Family and Community Engagement
If educators are serious about improving outcomes for all students, major changes must be made to systematically address these barriers to learning and re-engage the many students who have become disconnected from school. Students need a unified and comprehensive system of learning supports in order to succeed.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Merrianne Dyer
Collaborative Learning Partnerships: Successful Family Involvement Strategies
It’s Not Complicated...
Guidance for administrators, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens about how best to serve the literacy needs of students.
A Community Rich in Resources: Working with Students and Volunteers to Support Instruction
Making the Case for Meaningful Family Engagement
Today, family engagement means families, childcare and schools working together in trusting and respectful relationships in order to help children be successful learners.
Featured Speaker: Byron Garrett
What Can We Do to Keep Children Reading During the Summer
The Systemic Framework for Family Engagement
Countless studies demonstrate that students with parents actively involved in their education at home and school are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, graduate from high school and go on to post-secondary education.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Karen Mapp
The Third Grade Reads Blueprint: A Literacy Model for Cities
Third Grade Reads is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor’s office leverages the power of volunteers to help children attain reading level proficiency by the beginning of fourth grade.
Featured Speakers: Na'eem Crawford and Laurel Creech