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Quilting Stories of Innovation in Family Engagement

Get inspired by this quilt of innovative family engagement practices, with a link for you to add your family engagement story!

Family Involvement News: December 2015

Uncover how families can promote character development, learn the positive impacts of home visits, and get inspired by efforts to improve family engagement across the country.

Learning for All: The Value of Field Experience in Training a New Generation of Program Evaluators

Learn what student consultants and organizations did to make a field experience in evaluative inquiry beneficial for everyone involved!

Explore: Resources to Strengthen Program Evaluation

Explore this resource guide to discover ideas on how to utilize program evaluation and improvement science effectively in your work.

Framing Program Evaluation: Why We Should Tinker With Theories of Change and Logic Models

Learn why examining a program’s logic or theory is a critical first step in framing evaluation efforts.

Insights From Teaching a Graduate Evaluation and Improvement Science Course

In teaching a course on evaluation and improvement science, Candice Bocala has learned a number of valuable lessons. Bocala shares those insights in this article.

Course Syllabus for Learning From Practice: Evaluation and Improvement Science

Evaluation and improvement science are powerful tools for helping programs improve. Learn how students in Candice Bocala’s course explore these topics by looking at the syllabus she designed.

Why We Need to Slow Down When It Comes to Evaluation

What should program staff think about as they plan an evaluation? This commentary shares three important ideas about evaluation to consider.

Putting an Equity Lens on Family Engagement in Oregon

Creating high-quality early childhood systems necessitates a strong focus on family engagement. Check out how Oregon is adopting an equity lens and building a strong foundation to engage families by leveraging federal funds, community leadership, and philanthropic investments.

Reimagining the Parent-Teacher Conference

Shake up traditional parent-teacher conferences! Read about four emerging trends that engage families and teachers together in ongoing, meaningful conversations about children’s learning and development.

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