Expand: Strategy 7 Resources
- ACTE STEM Parent Program
A newly launched resource by the Association for Career and Technical Education, this resource is primarily focused on educating parents about the opportunities in advanced manufacturing and STEM careers. By educating parents and providing career guidance information, ACTE empowers parents to guide their child through a chosen career pathway. This resource features unique materials for both parents and their students, each designed to educate and engage.
- Expanding Access and Inclusion in STEM Through Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
These two case studies from STEM Next illustrate how to connect with diverse communities to increase engagement. Draw from the strategies presented here to design culturally responsive family engagement and connect with the communities that are missing from your local program.
This searchable database of non-profit organizations can help you identify groups serving families in your city or town.
- Minority Parent and Community Engagement: Best Practices and Policy Recommendations for Closing the Gaps in Student Achievement
Connecting with minority communities means communicating with diverse parent groups in culturally relevant ways. In this joint report by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Education Agency you’ll find best practices for engaging various communities based on race or ethnicity.
- Reaching Out to Diverse Populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
A short brief from the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools outlines some important ideas to consider regarding parent engagement.