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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.

Staying on the Path Toward College Interactive Case: Meet Miguel Robles, a Family Friend

Miguel, a close friend of the Domínguez family, is a current college student who tutors Paulo in math and is a role model for Paulo.

Staying on the Path Toward College Interactive Case: Supporting Data

See how data about Bay Vista Middle School and the Más Allá program impact your view of the case.

Staying on the Path Toward College Interactive Case: Piecing It All Together

The transition to middle school can be a tough time for adolescents. Consider five guiding principles that support transitions and reflect on how they apply to this case.

Making a Decision About College Interactive Case: Meet Marisela, High School Senior

Meet Marisela Castillo, a high school senior who dreams of becoming a doctor but is torn about going away to college.

Making a Decision About College Interactive Case: Meet Claudia, Marisela’s Mother

Meet Claudia Castillo, Marisela’s mother, who is conflicted about her daughter moving away to college in the fall.

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Published by Harvard Family Research Project