10 ways to build better partnerships
photo by Staci Maiers
Here are 10 key strategies for creating effective family- school-community partnerships that are focused on advancing student learning, taken from NEA’s Family-School-Community Community Partnerships 2.0: Collaborative Strategies to Advance Student Learning report.
Strategy #1 – Agreeing on core values: Taking time at the beginning to think deeply and reflect about what participants believe, and why they think the efforts will work.
Strategy #2 – Listening to the community: Identifying priorities and developing an action plan in a collaborative way that creates community consensus around what needs to happen and in what sequence.
Strategy #3 – Using data to set priorities and focus strategies: Looking closely at current achievement trends and addressing areas of weakness in students’ knowledge and skills.
Parent, family, and community involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement. Read More