Stakeholder Stories

Category: Stakeholder Stories

An Award- Winning Way to Partner with Parents by Jessica Wilbanks
School (K-12) Stories

The former principal of an elementary school in Washington, D.C., which won an award for excellence in family engagement, has expanded her school’s thinking about family engagement to more than just pointing parents to useful resources.

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Pizza: The Secret Ingredient – Leaders of the North Country STEM Ecosystem share some of their family engagement strategies
School (K-12) Stories

In upstate New York, the North Country STEM Ecosystem is mindful about the environments parents are invited into to engage with their students. Ensuring food and the location is right are just a few things they share with us.

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Ensuring equitable access through connection – How EvanSTEM Ecosystem uses a comprehensive data system to broaden access to STEM for families
School (K-12) Stories

With the development of significant trust built within the community, the EvanSTEM ecosystem is using it’s school data systems to make STEM programming more accessible for all families.

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Shifting the Paradigm – School Leadership in East Syracuse is Changing Education as We Know It
School (K-12) Stories

The East Syracuse Minoa Ecosystem is changing the way we think about education. By engaging all community stakeholders, including families, the ecosystem is re-imagining education as a means to thrive in current and future economies.

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Funding STEM and Reduce Achievement Gaps in New Jersey Schools – How the Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance is leveraging district funding to make change
School (K-12) Stories

Delran Township School District leads the STEM Learning Ecosystem in Burlington County, NJ and has many tips on engaging families and the greater community. From leveraging district funding to learning how to tell your story, this story from the field will surely leave you with some helpful take-aways.

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Barriers & Grassroots Efforts to Family Engagement – A Workshop
Family Stories

A discussion of promising practices deployed by the North Louisiana STEM Alliance and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership to combat some barriers to family engagement.

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Cultivating the Creative Genius in Every Child – South Jersey Offers Practical Tips for Parents
Family Stories

Learn practical tips to spark a child’s curiosity at all ages from South Jersey lead, MindBytes. Tips are useful under any time or resource constraint.

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Case Study: STEM2 HUB, Florida
Government Stories

The STEM2 Hub, an ecosystem serving the Northeast Florida region, successfully lobbied the Florida legislature for a $975,000 appropriation for workforce development to expand equitable access to robotics, computer science, high quality mathematics instruction and to expand after-school programs that prepare students to be critical and flexible thinkers.

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An Interview with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development & Early Learning
Government Stories

Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims, Educational Consultant, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) and Sarah Holland, Special Assistant for Family Engagement for the PA Department of Education and Department of Human Services chat with us about state priorities and initiatives in family engagement and early learning.

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Developing a Common Language For Business and All Ecosystem Partners
Business/Industry Stories

In just three years, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem has built a network of almost 800 partners, working together toward a common goal. Business and education partners have worked to identify gaps in the community, most notably the need for deeper family engagement.

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