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Family Engagement Teaching Cases

(Updated January 2014) HFRP’s research-based case studies reflect critical dilemmas in family–school–community relations, especially among low-income and culturally diverse families.

Family Involvement Makes a Difference

The briefs in this series examine family involvement in early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school settings.

NCSL & Harvard Family Research Project Brief Series: ELO Research, Policy, & Practice

(UPDATED December 2012) This series by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and Harvard Family Research Project highlights research evidence on expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) best practices and effects on youth and discuss the policy implications related to this research.

Family Involvement Bibliographies

(UPDATED November 2014) These bibliographies compile current family involvement research literature, organized by both date and topic.

Research Updates: Highlights From the Out-of-School Time Database

(UPDATED May 2012) This series highlights new and innovative methods and findings in OST research and evaluation.

PTA and Harvard Family Research Project Issue Briefs: Family Engagement Policy and Practice

(UPDATED May 2011) Harvard Family Research Project and National PTA have teamed up to bring you this series of ground-breaking policy briefs on family engagement policy and practice.

Building Villages to Raise Our Children

Guides to creating a caring community for children and families—a village of services that will give children a healthy start and the family a supportive network of services.

Complementary Learning in Action

This series documents the ways that diverse cities, counties, and states are employing complementary learning approaches to serve children across ages and across settings.

Early Childhood Digests

These one-page digests focus on ways that families and schools can work together to help young children learn and grow. They are targeted for parents and practitioners alike.

Eye on the States

This series profiles family support and education programs across the United States.

Families Matter

This series discusses families in the context of child care, family support, and diversity. 

Family Involvement Research Digests

These summaries highlight new research, methods, and findings in family educational involvement.

FINE Forum E-Newsletter Archive - Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE)

This series highlights the voices of diverse stakeholders in family-school partnerships, including parents, teachers, students, school and community leaders, and university faculty.

Issues and Opportunities in Out-of-School Time Evaluation

These briefs draw on current research and evaluation work in OST to provide practitioners, funders, evaluators, and policymakers with information to help in their work.

Out-of-School Time Evaluation Snapshots

This series distills information compiled in our OST Database into a single report. Each Snapshot examines one aspect of OST evaluation.

Reaching Results

These short reports are designed to frame and contribute to the public debate on evaluation, accountability, and organizational learning.

Reaching Results: Aiming for Accountability

These case studies describe results-based accountability (RBA) efforts in eight states. They provide valuable insights to those responsible for RBA efforts elsewhere in the nation.

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