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Document Number: 9382

Teaching the Teachers: Preparing Educators to Engage Families for Student Achievement - This brief describes five core elements necessary for a system of teacher training and professional development in support of family engagement. The core elements discussed are: (1) Standards for family engagement; (2) curriculum that advances the skills, knowledge and attitudes that teachers need to engage families; (3) collaborations among various stakeholders; (4) continuing professional development around family engagement; and (5) evaluation for learning and continuous improvement. (National PTA and Harvard Family Research Project, May 2011) ...

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