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Parent and Family Engagement

Biculturalism and Bilingualism en Español
  • Posted March 2013.
  • Radio program on EDUCARadio from Denver Public Schools to provide information to Spanish speaking students and parents.
Colorado Department of Education Parent Resources
  • Looking for a school or school district? Looking for achievement results or homework help? The resources listed here are selected to assist parents and students in their school-related needs.
Colorado Family Education Resources and Training (CFERT)
  • Colorado Family Education, Resources and Training (CFERT), housed at Colorado State University, is dedicated to being a partner and resource for strengthening and supporting today's families. Their mission is to provide leadership, education, information, resources, support and advocacy in responding to the needs of Colorado families.
  • CFERT translates research into practice and works Statewide to assist agencies and communities in implementing and evaluating family education programs.
  • Services provided by CFERT are made possible by a grant funded by the Colorado Division of Behavioral Health (DBH).

Colorado PTA

Purposes of the PTA

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.

  • To raise the standards of home life.

  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

National PTA
  • PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
  • Research shows that family involvement promotes student success.
  • Health & Safety Resources
Parent and Family Engagement on ED.gov
  • The new Parent and Family Engagement page seeks to assemble information relevant to parents and families from across ED.gov. Topics include Section 1118 of Title I, special education, fatherhood, early learning, and bullying. There are also resources for military families and tools for selecting a college and paying for it.
Parent Power: Build the Bridge to Success  |  en Español 
  • Published by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010.
  • You as the parent, guardian or caregiver can help your child by connecting with his or her school to find out what’s needed to ensure success and how you can help reach that goal. Studies of successful schools report that parent involvement is a major factor in their outcomes, including closing the achievement gap between various groups of students.
  • This booklet provides information about how to adopt home and family principles to enable student success, broken into sections by age group.
Parenting for Service Members and Veterans
  • Parenting for Service Members and Veterans is a first-of-its-kind resource addressing the unique challenges of parenting in military families. This anonymous self-help course is designed to provide military parents with the skills and resources they need to improve their parenting and connect with their families. There are interactive activities and stories of real military and veteran families that will provide valuable skills for the everyday challenges of raising military children, with particular emphasis on reconnecting following a separation such as deployment and to give military and veteran parents the skills and tools to build stronger families.
  • The course and content were developed by experts from the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. Released in January 2014.
State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE)
  • SACPIE was established in 2009. The Colorado General Assembly found that it was in the best interests of the state to create a state advisory council for parent involvement in education that will review best practices and recommend to policy makers and educators strategies to increase parent involvement in public education, thereby helping improve the quality of public education and raise the level of students’ academic achievement throughout the state. (C.R.S. § 22-7-301(2), 2012)
  • National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
U.S. Department of Education Dropout Prevention










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