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New Video Series: 10 Minutes to PTA the Transformative Way

March 29, 2021

Our new YouTube series features tips to help parent leaders make their family engagement efforts more transformative! Check out the first video, “Let’s Talk About Bias” featuring PTA leader Penny Christian.


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Families’ Perspectives on School Funding Report

February 22, 2021

What do families know about school funding, and what areas do they feel are adequately or inadequately funded? Families’ voices are critical to ensure that school budgets reflect a community’s needs and priorities for our students. Explore the results of our participatory action research project in our latest report.

Notes from the Backpack Season 3 - Have You Listened Yet?

December 2, 2020

Notes from the Backpack HostsIf you haven't listened to Season 3 of Notes from the Backpack, it's time to catch up! Tune in to get expert advice on surviving and thriving during this abnormal school year! Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform:

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Parents know that they play an important role in their child’s success. But traditional family engagement practices don’t always meet the needs of each and every family, nor treat them as equal partners in ensuring their child’s success. Family-School partnerships often focus primarily on academic success, but whole child development is also an essential part of the conversation.

The solution? Transformative Family Engagement.

Transformative family engagement is a shared effort of families, schools and community leaders to advance programs, practices and policies that empower every parent to make their child’s potential a reality.

The Four 'I's of transformative family engagement outline how your PTA can become more inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful in its approach to family engagement.

Four Principles of Transformative Family Engagement

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