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The Aprender en Familia (Family Learning) Program in Chile

Learn how, for Chilean families, the Aprender en Familia (Family Learning) Program is providing professional training, parent education, and support to increase the effectiveness of family engagement in improving student outcomes.

Innovative Stories of Family Engagement From Around the World

Find inspiration for your family engagement efforts from around the world.

Text, Play, and Tech: Partnerships Promoting Early Learning Opportunities

As we celebrate the Week of the Young Child, learn how families can support creative play with young children in a variety of ways and settings.

Design Thinking: Catalyzing Family Engagement to Support Student Learning

Learn how a modified design thinking approach can be a powerful tool for meaningful family–school partnerships.

Family Involvement News: March 2016

Explore how some unlikely platforms—libraries, video games, and school district offices—provide innovative approaches for family engagement strategies in both teacher training and program implementation!

Mobile Technology and Family Engagement: Texting Intervention Increases Head Start Parents’ Engagement in Parent‒Child Activities

Learn how text messaging parent‒child activity tips to families with young children can be an effective way to support family engagement, especially among fathers!

The Effects of Peer Influence on Parents’ Reading Behavior at Home With Their Children

Looking for an easy, low-cost way to encourage parent engagement? Learn how exposure to parent social norms can be used to leverage new parent engagement.

Staying on the Path Toward College Interactive Case: Meet Paulo Domínguez, Sixth Grader

Meet Paulo Domínguez, a sixth-grade boy who’s facing conflicting pressure about staying on a path toward college.

Staying on the Path Toward College Interactive Case: Meet Alberto and Sarita Domínguez, Parents of Paulo

Meet Sarita and Alberto, Paulo’s parents, who worry about how to help their son stay on track to attend college.

Staying on the Path Toward College Interactive Case: Nancy Brown, Paulo’s Math Teacher

Meet Nancy Brown, Paulo’s math teacher, who worries that Paulo is lacking the support he needs to take college-prep math courses.

© 2016 Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College
Published by Harvard Family Research Project