September 28, 2009

School-family-community success stories profiled

The National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins has published Promising Partnership Practices 2009, a collection of more than 110 best practices chosen from schools, districts and organizations across the country. The activities are used to improve reading, math, science, attendance and multicultural understanding, and to create a family-friendly school environment. Among them are math and reading nights, science and social studies projects, back-to-school events, and health and safety programs.

“This year’s collection is especially strong,” said Joyce Epstein, director of NNPS. “The innovative, goal-oriented activities include several designed to increase the involvement of dads and father figures and to involve families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.”

Promising Partnership Practices 2009 is available online at www.partnershipschools .org in the section “Success Stories,” along with more than 700 practices from previous publications.

The NNPS guides schools, districts, states and organizations across the country in developing effective programs of family and community involvement. Members share their best practices to help others improve their programs.