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Family engagement About the Family Engagement Alliance

The family engagement partnership is composed of staff from the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Office of Family and Public Engagement, and is focused on helping public school systems make better decisions about how to partner with families for student success.

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Blog: Family Matters: The Role of Home Visits in Children’s Learning

This blog post describes how the REL and District of Columbia Public Schools are teaming up to study the impacts of home visits conducted by district teachers to build relationships with parents.

This study will evaluate the impacts of structured teacher home visits conducted as part of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) Family Engagement Partnership (FEP) and Family Engagement Collaborative (FEC) programs. The study will provide information to help DCPS and other districts across the country determine the best ways to use their resources to improve parent engagement.
Research Alliance Facilitator: Allison McKie, PhD
Name Title Organizational affiliation Organization location
Cecily Darden Adams Senior Director, Education and Learning Flamboyan Foundation District of Columbia
Sophie Hagan Assistant, Office of Family and Public Engagement District of Columbia Public Schools District of Columbia
Taylor Stanley Specialist, Office of Family and Public Engagement District of Columbia Public Schools District of Columbia
Natalie Treadgold Specialist, Office of Family and Public Engagement District of Columbia Public Schools District of Columbia
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Goals

  • To help DCPS further its priority of “engaged and motivated students and families” by studying the district’s family engagement program, providing technical assistance to help DCPS understand and analyze its programs, and disseminating products that help other districts across the region and country improve family engagement.

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