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Family &
Community Engagement

“Family, school, and community engagement is a shared responsibility and a continuous process that occurs wherever children learn and throughout their development into young adults.” National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group.

A young family stands in front of a school blackboard. A graduation cap is drawn in chalk above the head of their son.

​Family & Community Engagement (FCE) Network

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!

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District Leaders Network

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.

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Past National FCE Conferences

Browse photos, documents and stories from past Family & Community Engagement Conferences.