This report identifies and describes key partnerships that National Education Association members have forged in 16 communities to help close achievement gaps, improve low-performing schools, and transform relationships between schools and their communities. Part I of this report reviews recent research on school and family collaboration and presents 10 key strategies for creating effective family- school-community partnerships that are focused on advancing student learning. It also includes recommendations for moving this important work forward. Part II contains profiles for each of the 16 partnership programs. In many cases, Association members have been catalysts for or taken on key roles in these effective programs. These profiles demonstrate very clearly that family-school-community partnerships with a central focus on advancing student learning can have a powerful impact.
Henderson, Ann. Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0: Collaborative Strategies to Advance Student Learning (2011). National Education Association: Washington DC.