September Edition (2015), Volume 17

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FEATURED ARTICLE

Partners in Education
A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnership

Partners in Education

"Partners in Education" is a framework for building strong school-family relations. The program uses a dual capacity-building framework, based in research that has generated effective family engagement and home-school partnership strategies and practices. The model also uses concepts of adult learning and motivation and focuses on parent and family leadership development.

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Family-School Partnerships

Family-School Partnerships: Information and Approaches for Educators 

Educators across the nation have long declared the importance of family involvement in children's education. Considering the large amount of time children spend outside of school, up to 87% of waking hours, it is easy to see how families have a profound impact on children's educational lives. Families dramatically influence the degree to which children are engaged in school and how they identify themselves as learners. A strong family-school partnership will improve both academic and behavioral outcomes for children.

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A Guide to Developing Collaborative School-Community Business Partnerships

A Guide to Developing Collaborative School-Community Business Partnerships

Youth development does not occur in a vacuum, nor can any one entity take on the full responsibility of helping students and youth prepare for and pursue successful employment and careers. This is true for all youth. However, this notion is especially relevant to youth with disabilities who may find themselves interacting multiple systems, entities and professionals at various times during their movement through secondary education and beyond.

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Ideas for Getting Families Involved - Cultural Considerations

Ideas for Getting Families Involved - Cultural Considerations


In order for families to be effectively engaged within the context of their unique cultures, professionals must recognize and appreciate the role of ethnic and cultural differences in family-professional partnerships. Teachers must learn about the attitudes and perspectives of the children and families with whom they work in order to assure positive communication and interactions. A growing number of parents do not speak or read English well enough to communicate with teachers and administrators.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

PROMISE Grantee 'Family Meeting'

EnvisionIT: Transition Model for Youth with Disabilities
October 1, 2015

2:00 - 3:30, EST

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November 18-19, 2015 (with the option of attending the AUCD conference -- November 16-18, 2015)

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The AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities) PROMISE TA Center produced this newsletter under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs associated with PR Award #H418P14. The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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