Building strong school communities where people connect with each other, and everyone connects with learning.
Creating learning environments--at school and at home--where students thrive
School Community Network (SCN) provides tools and resources to engage families in student learning and build strong school communities.
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Elite model for pacesetting school communities
A blueprint for building a strong school community. The web-based Planning Guide, with 26 agendas, guides a School Community Council (SCC) through a three-year implementation cycle.
Survery-based data to know your community
This web-based survey, completed by the principal, teachers, parents, and students (in high school), comes together in a rich report complete with charts, graphs, narratives, and guidance for analysis.
Web-based process to evaluate current practices and plan for improvement
This web-based tool guides a school team (including parents) in assessing practices, evaluating perceptions, determining needs, creating a plan to implement, tracking planned implementation, and recording outcomes.
More services that support your work in family engagement
On-site trainings in proven strategies that provide a focused approach to building and strengthening family engagement in specific areas.
Featured resources for families and schools
Posted bimonthly, these highlighted links from our Resources for Parents and Schools and from the School Community Journal will assist families and educators in collaborating for student success.
A free, open access, online journal
The School Community Journal is a refereed journal that includes research and field reports related to the school as a community of teachers, students, parents, and staff.
To help parents in the education of their children and schools in their work with families
Search the databases by age group, topic or key word for free activities, articles and resources.
Building School Communities
Based on research syntheses, Indicators in Action provides short video examples on implementing indicators in effective practice in family engagement.
School Community Index
Family Engagement Tool
Other Support Services
School Community Journal
Indicators in Action
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