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HFRP informs policy based on an expanded definition of family engagement—one that stresses shared responsibility and focuses on the multiple contexts in which children grow and learn, from birth through adulthood.

Federal Policy

HFRP publishes policy briefs and research–based frameworks that provide a solid foundation to inform and invigorate policy discussions at the federal level.

State Policy

Through research-based policy briefs and profiles, HFRP highlights state leadership in advancing family engagement anywhere and anytime that children learn.


HFRP and its state and national partners work together to inspire and transform the conversation about policy directions in family engagement. We collaborate with our partners on joint position statements and documentation of promising policies and programs.

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