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(Webinar) How Schools Improve by Engaging Families

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

At Denver Public Schools (DPS) and in every district in Rhode Island, family and community engagement empowers parents to be partners in creating great schools. In this webinar, leaders from DPS and from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) will share strategies for engaging all families in the service of student success.

Dr. Karen Mapp of the Harvard Graduate School of Education will discuss the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for family engagement. Landon Mascareñaz, executive director for strategy development and family empowerment at DPS, will present how this urban district has put the Framework into practice to build strong family-school partnerships. Commissioner Ken Wagner and Peg Votta, research specialist, from RIDE will share how the state department of education supports districts’ coordinated efforts to promote family-school partnerships that improve schools.

DPS and RIDE administer family surveys with Panorama Education to hear parents’ feedback and to show families that their partnership is vital for improving schools.


May 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Education Week



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