The District Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement began in 2009 and has grown to include leaders from over 140 schools districts. A peer learning and action network, current members are responsible for coordinating their district’s efforts and are working together to move family and community engagement from ‘Nice to Necessary’. IEL supports the District Leaders Network through a host of gatherings and professional development opportunities including federal policy updates and local Learning Labs.
The dates for the 2017 National FCE Conference are June 22-24 in San Francisco, CA. Check back regularly for registration updates.
Read and share stories from our network members about their family and community engagement journeys.
Learn about IEL's current family and community engagement efforts, including links to new resources and high impact strategies
Not a school district leader on family and community engagement but still interested in learning and sharing best practices on this topic? Whether you're a teacher, a counselor, a school-based administrator, a parent, someone from a community based organization, or anyone else interested in this topic - our larger FCE network needs you! Research continues to confirm conventional wisdom - engaging families is critically important for improving child outcomes. Sign up below to join our mailing list and receive our monthly email newsletter, invitations to our annual National Family & Community Engagement Conference, and more!
IEL's District Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement convened a Learning Lab in Washington, D.C.
What is the District Leaders Network on FCE? Learn about IEL's peer learning and action network.
View an up-to-date map and listing of districts involved in the Network.
Browse photos, documents and stories from past Family & Community Engagement Conferences.
Relive the FCE Conference- read an overview, explore our Twitter Storify, find conference photos, and watch inspiring videos capturing the learning and excitement of 2016.
Find an event summary, conference photos and videos. Check out PowerPoints, handouts, and other resources from the FCE Conference!