The last two years have exacerbated the inequities communities of color and low-income communities face in our region and across the nation. Amid the pandemic and a national reckoning on ...Read More
Families are educators, too
As children’s first teachers, families have an immense impact on their development and education. Research from national experts and insights from practitioners confirm the powerful effect of family engagement on children’s learning. Simply put, when parents are truly engaged, children have stronger outcomes.
The Road Map Project’s work is aided by the Dual Capacity Building Framework, a guide that lays out the goals and conditions necessary for effective family engagement efforts at the school district, school, and family levels. Families need information to effectively support their children’s education. Schools need to operate with a welcoming climate and partner with parents on academic achievement. Parents need channels to develop and exercise their leadership and influence. This multilevel work is not easy or quick, but it can ultimately be transformational for systems and students.
Our imagined future
School District Family Engagement Leaders
By engaging leaders from all seven Road Map Project districts and building their capacity to support schools, we are working toward better advocacy, leadership, and accountability across the education continuum.Learn More