The following are researched-based family and community engagement models to help school districts create effective practices.
The Ohio Collaboration Model for School Improvement makes school improvement a family and community priority. It is designed to help Ohioans close achievement gaps, increase graduation rates and improve the well-being of children. Each chapter of the model is presented below in Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
For more information on the Ohio Collaboration Model for School Improvement, see:
The Family Friendly Partnership School combines the concepts of architecture and improvement planning to make schools family-friendly. This model also presents activities for family-community programs linked to student success.
National Network for Partnership Schools Model outlines how schools, districts, state departments and community organizations can organize research-based, goal-oriented programs that build effective partnerships.
Ohio Schools and Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvment, a series of talks by a senior advisor for the National Network of Partnership Schools and Ohio school district personnel. Delivered in June 24, 2010.
The Coalition for Community Schools offers a Framework for Increasing Student Success that defines how community schools should function and ensure the well-being of students, families and communities.