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New Resource: 2021 Multicultural Calendar

November 18, 2020

The rich diversity in our communities is reflected in the observances celebrated by various cultures and populations. National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement has created this Multicultural Calendar to highlight and celebrate the diversity in our PTA and school communities. 


Multicultural Event Calendar

Partner Resource: A Principal’s Guide to Leading in the Time of a Pandemic

October 8, 2020

Learning Heroes has released "A Principal’s Guide to Leading in the Time of a Pandemic: Effective Family Engagement Strategies and Resources" to help school leaders support families during this challenging time.

Notes from the Backpack Season 3 is Available Now!

September 16, 2020

Notes from the Backpack HostsA new season of Notes from the Backpack has launched. 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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