5 Ways Educators Can Help Families Make Better Use of Tech Outside the Classroom 
From EdSurge

Parents see educators as their partner in identifying educational digital media for their children; yet an EdSurge survey highlights that only one out of ten educators often recommend digital media to their students for educational purposes. This blog shares five tips for educators that can help foster the home and school connection on technology use with young children.

Connecting Families – Family Toolbox 
From Common Sense Media

Connecting Families is designed to support and empower families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives. Pick from and share these resources throughout the year to help parents continue authentic conversations at home with their children.

Dr. Joyce Epstein on Schools and Families 
From Connecticut Commission on Children

Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, director of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, spoke at a conference in Cromwell, Connecticut in May 2012 and graciously sat down for an interview with Dawn Homer-Bouthiette, director of parent engagement and family policy for the Connecticut Commission on Children.

Family Engagement Framework: A Tool for California School Districts 
From California Department of Education

This Family Engagement Framework is intended to provide guidance to educators, districts, schools, families, and communities as they plan, implement, and evaluate strategies across multiple programs for effective family engagement to support student achievement and close the academic achievement gap.

Global Family Research Project Articles 
From Global Family Research Project

The Global Family Research Project is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports all families and communities in helping children find success in and out of school. The organization creates a worldwide exchange of ideas to further the understanding and implementation of anywhere, anytime learning for all.

New Teachers: How to Talk to Parents 
From Edutopia

A veteran teacher shares what she’s learned in the course of 26 years. Big picture: A little empathy goes a long way.

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age 
From Edutopia

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age: Communication apps are breaking down barriers that have limited parent engagement in the past.

Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Interactive Framework 
From The Office of Head Start

The Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework is a road map for progress. It is a research-based approach to program change. It is designed to help Head Start programs achieve outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families. Use the interactive Framework to find research, resources, and regulations related to program foundations, program impact areas, family engagement outcomes, and child outcomes.

Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships 
From Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

This paper presents a new framework for designing family engagement initiatives that build capacity among educators and families to partner with one another around student success. Based in existing research and best practices, the “Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships” is designed to act as a scaffold for the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs.

PTA – Family Resources 
From National PTA

The PTA’s Family Resources provide clear, consistent expectations for parents about learing standards, assessment, health, safety, and more.