School, Family, and Community Partnerships is one of our go-to resources. It takes us beyond the "why" of partnerships and gets to the "how." It has everything you need to guide school-based Action Teams for Partnerships-from training modules to downloadable documents.
-- Sarah Del Toro, Family and Community Engagement Manager, Kennewick School District; Kennewick, WA
This Handbook is the gold standard for family and community partnerships. It makes clear connections between theory and practice. Epstein and her colleagues' decades of research and experiences are organized into a simple-to-navigate and comprehensive resource. This book will guide both novice and experienced practitioners toward authentic goal-based actions that lead to measurable outcomes.
-- Tammy Pawloski, Professor and Director, Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children in Poverty, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
As a state organization supporting school districts and schools in establishing and sustaining effective family-school partnership programs, the School, Family, and Community Partnerships is our go-to resource. Everything we need to prepare staff, facilitate meetings, and evaluate practices, programs, and progress is right at our fingertips.
-- James Palmiero and Carol A. Good, Director and Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network; Pittsburgh, PA
This book has given us the tools we need to engage families in a systematic, sustained, and integrated program that supports student achievement and behavior. The Handbook is part of my daily practice when working with schools to promote family and community engagement.
-- Loree L. Smith, Federal Programs Coordinator, Calcasieu Parish School Board; Lake Charles, LA
We believe that effective and equitable programs of partnership require multi-level leadership. When state, regional, and district leaders and school Action Teams for Partnerships use this practical book with its ready-made tools and training materials, they will see that working with parents as partners increases students' learning and development.
-- Mimi Bandura and Ellen Larson, Consultants; Parent Engagement Leadership Institute, Riverside County Office of Education; Riverside, CA