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To advance high-impact policies and practices for family, school, and community engagement
to promote child development and improve student achievement.


The Challenges are many, but solutions are starting to emerge. 

new research study by the Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) program concludes that implicit bias is part of being human, yet mindsets can be shifted. A mother from South Korea laments that for nonwhite families like hers, the absence of genuine, two-way communication can be especially hurtful. And yet, a school in Texas simply asked parents what they needed, and created an English language class in response. Read more about these and other developments in the latest NAFSCE News.

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Research from national experts and insights from practitioners confirm the powerful effect of family engagement on children’s learning. Simply put, when parents are truly engaged, children learn more.

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