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The FINE Newsletter shares the newest and best family involvement research and resources from HFRP and other field leaders. Visit our subscription center to receive the FINE Newsletter via email.
Click on a year to access additional issues; select a title to view the full newsletter.October 2007
This month we take a step back and ask FINE members what they like about FINE and what we could improve upon. After a brief hiatus, we will return with our analysis of the results of our FINE Member Survey. Expect to receive results from the survey, along with more field-building family involvement resources, when the FINE Newsletter resumes in January.September 2007
Over the next few months, the FINE project at Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) will continue our commitment to building the field of family and community engagement. With an upcoming redesigned website, new resources, and a family involvement framework that we hope will inspire fresh thinking, we are helping the field to make new strides in policy, practice, and research. Stay tuned! Here's a preview of what you can expect to see from us in the coming monthsand an update on some recent and important family involvement resources.Bonus June 2007
Before we sign off for the summer, we offer our loyal FINE members this special bonus issue of the FINE newsletter—our last till September. In this issue we announce our newest research brief, providing you with practical, research-based information on family involvement in middle and high school.June 2007
This month's FINE Newsletter showcases new resources for engaging English Language Learner (ELL) families in their children's education, including our original research-inspired bilingual storybook about family involvement, Tomasito's Mother Comes to School/La mamá de Tomasito visita la escuela. We also share additional resources on the Family Involvement Storybook Corner about engaging Latino families in their children's learning and a new Research Digest that uses data from a national study to investigate the importance of family involvement in Latino infants' development.May 2007
This month's FINE Newsletter focuses on family involvement policy resources at both the district and federal level. In addition to a case study of a district that has taken on this work, in this newsletter you will also find a variety of federal level policy resources intended to inform the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. The newsletter also includes a list of emerging ideas from HFRP's 2007 American Education Research Association conference symposium on what the current evaluation evidence base reveals about family involvement and how this knowledge can inform policy and practice in the future.April 2007
This month's FINE Newsletter announces new Family Involvement Storybook Corner resources, which focus on connecting with Latino families and preventing the summer literacy slide. In addition, the newsletter includes information about other family involvement resources, including reports, articles, books, conferences, and professional development opportunities.March 2007
This month's FINE Newsletter tells you about Harvard Family Research Project's role in a new effort to support and build evidence for family involvement practice and policy at the federal level as technical assistance providers to the Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRC) program. We also announce new and updated bibliographies of family involvement research. In addition, the newsletter includes links to reports, tool kits, articles, conferences, and a new issue of The Evaluation Exchange.February 2007
This month's FINE Newsletter announces the second its series of evidence-based research briefs about family involvement in education, as well as a new article about family engagement in after school programs. In addition, the newsletter includes links to policy reports, tool kits, articles, conferences, and parent advocacy and empowerment resources.January 2007
This month's FINE Newsletter shares two new research digests based on Harvard Family Research Project's longstanding work with the School Transition Study. The newsletter also links to the full reports on which these digests were based and to more resources about the School Transition Study. In addition, the newsletter includes information about other family involvement resources, including reports, articles, books, conferences, and professional development opportunities.