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Check out The Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships new website.
Taking it to the Next Level takes a hard look at the ways in which districts are moving from disjointed activities to involve parents to systemically integrated strategies designed to engage families
Discover network resources and read through past FCE Newsletters.
The District Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement began in 2009 and has grown to include leaders from over 190 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.
Learning Labs provide learning experiences for district FCE leaders through the exploration of local work, context and dialogue with local leaders and partners.
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.
Look back on what happened at the 2018 FCE conference. Find an event summary and check out conference photos and videos.
Missed the conference this year? No worries, click the title to read an overview of the event, view photos and videos and download workshop resources.
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.