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Parental Involvement Research

All Minnesota Parent Center materials are based on current research on family involvement, including the work of Dr. Joyce Epstein at Johns Hopkins University.

Online Articles

Additional Reading: Books and Other Resources

Epstein, J. (2002). School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action. Thousand Oaks, CA. Corwin Press, Inc.

Family Involvement Network of Educators at Harvard University

Family-School Partnership Lab at Vanderbilt University

Henderson, A. et. al. (2007). Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships. The New Press: New York.

Henderson, A. (2002). A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Austin, TX. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
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National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University

NCLB Reauthorization & Parent Involvement >>>
Anne Henderson, Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding the reauthorization of NCLB. Read her comments on "Effective Strategies for Engaging Parents and Communities in Schools."

This publication was produced in whole or in part with funds from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, Parental Information and Resource Center program, under Grant #84.310A. The content herein does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Education, any other agency of the U.S. government, or any other source.

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