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Heidi Rosenberg of HFRP and Helen Westmoreland of the Flamboyan Foundation spoke with three evaluators, who share lessons from their experiences in evaluating programs as they went to scale, to discover how evaluation can inform and assess scaling efforts.
Heidi Rosenberg , Helen Westmoreland (Spring 2010) Evaluation Exchange Article
Family involvement experts discuss federal, state, and local policies—where these policies have been, where they are headed, and what strategies are necessary to seize the current policy window.
Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. , Abby R. Weiss (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Melissa Marschall’s study on Latino parents’ participation in school governance underscores this issue’s theme of the importance of coconstructing family involvement.
Melissa Marschall, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Ronald Ferguson, Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative and Lecturer at Harvard University, proposes that parents must be part of a broader movement for excellence with equity.
Ronald E. Ferguson, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Christine McWayne and Gigliana Melzi from New York University’s Department of Applied Psychology discuss their investigation of Latino family involvement in early childhood education.
Christine McWayne, Ph.D. , Gigliana Melzi, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Helen Westmoreland of HFRP reviews Only Connect: The Way to Save Our Schools by Rudy Crew.
Helen Westmoreland (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Jonathan Zaff and Danielle Butler from America’s Promise Alliance look at how winners of the 100 Best Communities for Young People employ family involvement strategies.
Jonathan F. Zaff, Ph.D. , Danielle Butler (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Rudy Crew, Superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, talks about his book, Only Connect, and his efforts to close the achievement gap in Miami-Dade County.
Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
John Kalafat from Rutgers University describes how he and his colleagues used Innovative Configuration Analysis to evaluate a statewide family resource initiative’s implementation and impact.
John Kalafat, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Abby Weiss and Helen Westmoreland look at the lessons learned from the evolution of Boston Public Schools’ family and community engagement strategy.
Helen Westmoreland , Abby R. Weiss (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Steven Harvey and Gregory Wood describe how they created a methodology to capture data across a series of parenting workshops.
Steven J. Harvey, Ph.D. , Gregory R. Wood, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Mavis Sanders from Johns Hopkins University looks at how school districts can promote family–school partnerships by collaborating with community based organizations.
Mavis G. Sanders, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
An introduction to the issue on Building the Future of Family Involvement by HFRP's Founder & Director, Heather B. Weiss, Ed.D.
Heather B. Weiss, Ed.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Brian Yates from American University explains the value of both cost-effectiveness and cost–benefit analyses in promoting investments in family involvement.
Brian T. Yates, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Sheri DeBoe Johnson from the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) discusses the PTA’s newly revised National Standards for Family–School Partnerships.
Sheri DeBoe Johnson (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Helen Westmoreland and Suzanne Bouffard describe the evolving evaluation strategy for the national Parental Information and Resource Centers program, the program’s potential to build the family involvement field, and the role of the National PIRC Coordination Center.
Helen Westmoreland , Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
This article is adapted from Chapter 9, “Scaling Up: Why Can’t All Schools in a District Create Strong Partnerships With Families?” of Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family–School Partnerships by Anne Henderson, Karen Mapp, Vivian Johnson, and Don Davies.
Anne T. Henderson , Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Jerrell Cassady and Jackie Garvey illustrate how an ongoing, collaborative process between director and evaluator has informed and im-proved the Indiana State PIRC’s programs to support family involvement.
Jerrell C. Cassady, Ph.D. , Jackie Garvey (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Amy Aparicio Clark and Amanda Dorris describe how the PALMS Project supports educators’ efforts to engage Latino parents in college preparation and enrollment.
Amy Aparicio Clark, M.Ed. , Amanda Dorris, M.Ed. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Marianne Kirner and Matt Storeygard explain how the Connecticut State PIRC is implementing and evaluating an effort to promote family involvement at the school district level.
Marianne Kirner, Ph.D. , Matt Storeygard (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
HFRP asked leading family involvement researchers about the most important research questions facing the field today and in the future. The highlights below represent just a cross-section of their responses to the following question: Based on your experience and the state of the family involvement field today, what are the most critical questions or topics for future research?
Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Lisa St. Clair and Barbara Jackson describe how the Nebraska State PIRC connects with 21st Century Community Learning Centers to foster family involvement.
Lisa St. Clair, Ed.D. , Barbara Jackson, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
HFRP summarizes key observations raised in this issue of The Evaluation Exchange. Based on findings from research and evaluation, these themes highlight what the field needs to know and do to move family involvement forward in policy and practice.
(Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
HFRP talks with five leaders in the family involvement arena about the current state of the field and promising areas for its future.
Margaret Caspe, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Bruce Wilson and Dick Corbett describe an evaluation of Kentucky’s Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership.
Bruce Wilson , Dick Corbett (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article