The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) envisions schools will make a mindset shift and move from involving families to engaging families to ultimately empowering families. Family Engagement is a key factor in the success of students and schools. Family engagement is one of five predictors in school improvement (Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago. Chicago: University of Chicago Press), and cannot be seen as an add on, but instead should be seen as a part of teaching and learning (Dr. Karen Mapp, 3 Prerequisites of Effective Family and Community Engagement). Although not a program, a commitment to family engagement should be a priority of Tier 1 instruction.
Parent and Family Engagement
Title I, Part A: Monitoring and Compliance
Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnership
United States Department of Education
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