Government Research

Category: Government Research

A Whole-Family Approach to Workforce Engagement
Business/Industry Research, Government Research

An argument for a multi-generational approach to human service agency work to include families and children. This will require coordination across agencies to best serve the whole family.

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Developing Programs to Engage Parents of 1st Generation Students in STEM for Student Success
Government Research

School and district administrators must support first generation students and their families to ensure action teams in classrooms and programs at all grade levels. States and community based organizations play roles in eliminating historic barriers as well.

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Addressing Obstacles to Family Engagement
Government Research

Educators are trying, but effective family engagement is going to necessitate state and federal policy and systems change. Authors review a few promising, yet nascent, stories of federal and statewide capacity building efforts to better equip educators and improve family engagement.

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From Traditional Campaigns to Building a Movement: The Evolution of Family and Community Engagement-Based Advocacy
Family Research, Government Research

Family engagement efforts will be successful when the reliance on issue-focused campaigns shifts to utilizing design thinking and elevating family and community engagement.

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GENIAL: Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for all Latinos
Government Research, Out of School Research

Learning from a two-day conference to best support Latinx students in informal science environments. Organizations must take risks beyond their status quo, which includes better supporting diverse staff members serving students in informal environments.

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Science Achievement Gaps Begin Very Early, Persist, and are Largely Explained by Modifiable Factors
Early Childhood Research, Government Research

Discussion of possible factors affecting science achievement gaps, despite such limited studies since 1992. Many factors identified seem modifiable and recommendations to close science achievement gaps include legislative changes.

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Necessary but Not Sufficient: The Role of Policy for Advancing Programs of School, Family and Community Partnerships
Government Research, School (K-12) Research

School and district policies, as well as federal and state legislation, affect the quality of school based partnerships. Review an analysis of data from 347 in 21 districts to identify different ways policy mandates are implemented.

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Parents 2017: Unleashing their Power and Potential
Family Research, Government Research, Post-secondary and Training Research, School (K-12) Research

A national study reports that parents are far more optimistic about their children’s academic successes than data indicates they should be. The study also includes recommendations for helping parents with such areas as learning goals, financing college, life skills, parent-teacher communication, and learning tools.

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