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National Center for Families Learning, 2023
Family engagement has long been recognized as crucial to a child's overall academic achievement. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) recognizes that evolving from traditional parental involvement to effective partnerships between families and family-facing practitioners improves learning outcomes for students as a critical practice…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Models
National Center for Families Learning, 2021
The National Center for Families Learning's (NCFL) mission is to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families. For over 30 years, Family Learning programs have been ideal spaces for community members to activate their collective voices and organize to address community issues. Community Development is the practice of residents,…
Descriptors: Community Development, Family Programs, Community Cooperation, Service Learning
Jacobs, Kim; Cramer, Josh; Noles, Tracy; Lovett, Patricia – National Center for Families Learning, 2019
While the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 established no requirements for family involvement, every subsequent reauthorization has made stipulations for the inclusion of families in their children's education (Mapp, 2012). Additionally, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) shifted the requirement from "parent…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Intervention
National Center for Families Learning, 2019
As obtaining education funding becomes increasingly competitive, family literacy programs must communicate their message of success to receive public and private funding and support. A critical component of educational excellence is parental engagement, but how do communities and schools effectively implement parent engagement and family literacy,…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Participation, Sustainability, Program Effectiveness
National Center for Families Learning, 2018
The Cultivating Readers Family Guide provides tips and to grow reading skills from birth to age eight. The guide will help parents keep their shared learning activities with their children fun and part of their everyday routine.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
Levesque, Jeri A. – National Center for Families Learning, 2017
Racial and ethnic diversity has increased dramatically over the past 35 years, enriching our public schools with students whose families embody a global village. Of the children born in the U.S. to at least one foreign-born parent, the majority are Hispanic. This is a pattern that reflects the recent rise of immigration from Latin America.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Partnerships in Education
Cramer, Joshua – National Center for Families Learning, 2016
For more than a decade, the number of adults who cannot read has plateaued at around 32 million (HuffPost Books, 2014). According to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, 67% of children are not proficient readers by the end of third grade (Smith, 2015). Given the high stakes attached to acquiring multiple literacies in order to access basic…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Family Programs, Intergenerational Programs, Community Programs
Cramer, Joshua; Toso, Blaire Willson – National Center for Families Learning, 2015
Service-learning strategies have been widely used to enhance learning experiences of youth and young adults. Participation in these strategies often results in increased school engagement, civic participation, and leadership activities. Although service-learning undertakings have typically been carried out with school-age and college students, the…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Service Learning, Intergenerational Programs, Partnerships in Education
National Center for Families Learning, 2014
With the goal of identifying challenges and opportunities facing today's parents nationwide as they prepare to arm their children with the tools they need to become lifelong learners, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) commissioned a Harris Poll to conduct a comprehensive survey exploring how parents spend time with their children.…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement
National Center for Families Learning, 2014
This brief explores some of the evidence supporting approaches to family engagement that are effective methods of improving academic achievement. It also includes an overview of different types of family engagement, including case study examples of promising practices and recommendations for parents, school personnel, program officials, and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Volunteers, Intergenerational Programs