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Reaching All Families: Creating Family Friendly Schools - August 1996

Services of the Department

The U.S. Department of Education promotes more family involvement in learning through a variety of means. The following resources may be helpful to schools:

Monthly Satellite Town Meetings

Satellite Town Meetings on education are co-sponsored by the National Alliance of Business. These interactive meetings give you the chance to share ideas about improving education with other Americans in communities all across the nation. Call 1-800-USA-LEARN for information.

Community Update

These newsletters are monthly publications that will keep you current on education news including family involvement activities and alert you to what other communities are doing to make their schools better. Call 1-800-USA-LEARN for information.

Family-Friendly Schools

Sign on as a family-friendly school. The Partnership for Family Involvement in Education needs your school. See the School-Family Partnership Promise.

Parent Resource Centers

Parental Information and Resource Centers have been established in many states to provide training, information, and support to parents and those who work with them from birth through high school. Network with the center in your state or a nearby state. Call (202) 401-0039 for center locations and information.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Get the latest research information on education issues from AskEric@EricIR.syr.edu or call 1-800-LET-ERIC.

Online Library

Information about what works in partnerships is available from the U.S. Department of Education's online library: gopher.ed.gov or http://www.ed.gov.

Related Publications

The following publications can be ordered free of charge from the U.S. Department of Education by calling 1-800-USA-LEARN:

America Goes Back to School: Partners' Activity Guide 1995-96

America Goes Back to School: Partners' Activity Kit 1996-97

Strong Families, Strong Schools: Building Community Partnerships for Learning. A Research Base for Family Involvement in Learning from the U.S. Department of Education.

Reading Literacy in the United States. Findings From the IEA Reading Literacy Study from the U.S. Department of Education.

Team up for Kids! How Schools Can Support Family Involvement in Education

Be Family-Friendly: It's Good Business

Join Together for Kids! How Communities Can Support Family Involvement in Education

Summer Home Learning Recipes

Helping Your Child Learn Series

Learning Partners Series


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