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Family Engagement Toolkit: Continuous Improvement Through an Equity Lens

August 1, 2017

This toolkit offers districts and schools practical planning and evaluation tools designed to engage all families, particularly those of underrepresented and underserved students.

A Brief Look at How School Climate Distinguishes Schools That Are Beating the Achievement Odds

February 1, 2014

Amid a national education conversation fraught with themes of dropout factories and achievement gaps, educators, researchers, and policymakers are striving to identify factors that characterizesuccessful public schools. A growing body of research suggests that school climate may be an important variable in explaining why some schools are more successful than others. School climateincludes such factors as a school's order; safety and discipline; supports for teaching and learning; personal and social relationships; and, school connectedness.