Family Engagement

Building Partnerships with Families & Communities April 2022

Families and schools working together, because our students are worth it!

Family engagement promotes equitable partnerships among schools, families, and communities to actively advance student achievement through shared commitment, decision making and responsibility.

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Family Engagement vs Family Involvement

New Family Engagement PaTTANpod

Educational consultant, Tara Kelly, speaks to the difference between family involvement and family engagement in this recent episode: Family Engagement vs Family Involvement: A Better Understanding.

New PaTTAN publications

Promoting School Success: Accessing Supports for Your Child

School success is the act of completing high school with the skills necessary to be college- or career-ready. This publication lists a variety of supports available at your child’s school that can help them stay on-track for success, both in school and beyond.

The Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA): Answers to Questions Frequently Asked by Families

This resource is intended for families and educational teams to assist in understanding information specific to the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment. This resource has been updated for the 2021-22 school year and replaces the previously released PASA Parent Guide.

Teachers' Desk Reference (TDR): Assistive Technology (AT)

This issue of Teachers' Desk Reference provides an overview of assistive technology and how it can benefit students both in school and in their everyday lives.