Family, Community, and Educator Involvement
District involves educators, parents, institutions of higher education, and other community members in actively improving the district and campus cultures, practices, and systems.
Why is this important?
- Family, community, and educator involvement is an essential strategy for improving student outcomes in districts (Weiss, Lopez, & Rosenberg, 2010).
- To be effective, family and community engagement must be systemic, integrated, and sustained throughout the district and schools (Weiss, Lopez, & Rosenberg, 2010).
- These engagements are a shared responsibility between schools and districts with the family and community, and they should be a continuous process throughout a student’s journey through the system (Weiss, Lopez, & Rosenberg, 2010).
- Working with institutions of higher education leads to building new strategies that improve district and campus cultures, practices, and systems.
How can TxCEE help?
- Serve as a thought partner to develop research-based systems to increase stakeholder engagement.
- Assist with designing content or organizing stakeholder group meetings focused on the development of systems or sharing of information.