Parent and Community Involvement

Information Resources | Research & Reports

Information Resources

Parental Involvement | Business Involvement | Community Involvement

Parental Involvement

Pennsylvania Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

Pennsylvania PTA

National PTA

Pennsylvania Parent Information Resource Center

Center for Schools and Communities

Coalition for Community Schools

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education

National Network of Partnership Schools

Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE)

Education Commission of the States

National Education Association


Business Involvement

Education Commission of the States

Business-Higher Education Forum

Corporate Voices for Working Families


Community Involvement

Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools – Pennsylvania

Center for Schools and Communities

Coalition for Community Schools

Public Education Network

National School Boards Association

The Rural School and Community Trust

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
U.S. Department of Justice

John’s Hopkins University


Information Resources | Research & Reports

Research & Reports

Parental Involvement | Business Involvement | Community Involvement

Parent Leadership in Education: Resource Roundup
Edutopia, 2014

Parental Involvement

Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-07 School Year, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2007
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2008

Strengthening Parents’ Ability to Provide the Guidance and Support that Matter Most in High School
Education Commission of the States, August 2008

Parents’ Reports of School Practices to Provide Information to Families: 1996 and 2003
National Center for Education Statistics, December 2005

Reaching Out to Diverse Populations: What Can Schools Do to Foster Family-School Connections?
National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, September 2005

Family Involvement in the Education of Secondary-School-Age Students With Disabilities
Lynn Newman, Harvard Family Research Project, September 2005

What Do Parents Value in Education? An Empirical Investigation of Parents’ Revealed Preferences for Teachers
National Bureau of Economic Research, July 2005

Engaging Families at the Secondary Level: What Schools Can Do to Support Family Involvement
National Center for Family and Community Connections With Schools, July 2005

Connecting with Parents in the Early Years
Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting, December 2003

No More Islands: Family Involvement in 27 School and Youth Programs
American Youth Policy Forum, 2003

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement
National Center for Family and Community Connections With Schools, 2002

Efforts by Public K-8 Schools to Involve Parents in Children’s Education: Do Schools and Parents Agree?
National Center for Education Statistics, September 2001

Emerging Issues in School, Family and Community Connections
National Center for Family and Community Connections With Schools, 2001

New Skills for New Schools: Preparing Teachers in Family Involvement
U.S. Department of Education, 1997

Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in the Middle Grades
Barry Rutherford, Phi Delta Kappa, 1995

Business Involvement

A Decade of Entrepreneurship in Education: A Look at Edison Schools’ Improvement Strategies and Their Effects on Students Achievement
Rand Corporation, 2004

A How-To Guide for School-Business Partnerships
The Council for Corporate & School Partnerships, 2004

Focusing on Results: A Business Leader’s Guide for Optimizing School-to-Career Partnerships
National Employer Leadership Council and the National Alliance of Business, 2002

Models for Regional Business-Education Partnerships
Regional Plan Association, March 2000

Business Leaders as Legislative Advocates for Children
Foundation for Child Development, September 1999

Working in Partnership with Business, Labor and the Community
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1997

Community Involvement

The Growing Convergence of Community Schools and Expanded Learning Opportunities
Institute for Educational Leadership and the Coalition for Community Schools, December 2013

Growing Community Schools: The Role of Cross-Boundary Leadership
Coalition for Community Schools, May 2006

Time to Engage? Civic Participation in Philadelphia’s School Reform
Research for Action, September 2005

All Together Now: State Experiences in Using Community-Based Child Care to Provide Pre-Kindergarten
Center for Law and Social Policy, May 2005

Parent and Community Involvement Strategies that Work
Mary Daniels Brown, Education World, 2005

Constituents of Change: Community Organizations and Public Education Reform
Institute for Education and Social Policy, September 2004

Taking Responsibly: Using Public Engagement to Reform Our Public Schools
Public Education Network, 2004

Making the Difference: Research and Practice in Community Schools
Coalition for Community Schools, May 2003

From Governance to Accountability: Building Relationships that Make Schools Work
Kavitha Mediratta and Norman Fruchter, New York University Institute for Education and Social Policy, January 2003

A Handbook for State Policy Leaders: Community Schools
Coalition for Community Schools, 2002

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement
National Center for Family and Community Connections With Schools, 2002

Communities at Work: Strategic Interventions for Community Change
Public Education Network, 2001

Emerging Issues in School, Family and Community Connections
National Center for Family and Community Connections With Schools, 2001

Education and Community Building: Connecting Two Worlds
Institute for Educational Leadership, 2001

Broadening the Base: School/Community Partnerships Serving Language Minority Students At Risk
Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence, 2000

Parent and Community Involvement in Rural Schools
Stan Maynard and Aimee Howley, ERIC Digest, June 1997

A Guide to Promising Practices in Educational Partnerships
Institute for Educational Leadership, April 1996

Educational Partnerships Case Studies
Institute for Educational Leadership, May 1995

Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in the Middle Grades
Barry Rutherford, Phi Delta Kappa, 1995

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