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On 21 September 2009 by the Bureau

Family-School-Community Partnerships Work!

Forty years of research show that schools with effective partnerships have

  • Students with higher grades and test scores, better attendance, higher graduation rates, and greater enrollment in postsecondary education
  • Students with more positive attitudes and behavior
  • Teachers with higher morale and higher ratings from parents
  • Families who give the school more support
  • Communities which regard the school more highly

The Wisonsin Department of Public Instruction Community Learning and Partnerships Team offers publications, tools, presentations, PDF Document and events to help schools and districts start and sustain partnership practices that make a real difference.

Former State Superintendent Burmaster established the Parent Leadership Corps to share information on successful family-school-community partnerships across the state. DPI has instituted a Family-School-Community Partnerships Policy.

Partnerships also play an important role in Wisconsin’s REACh (Responsive Education for All Children) Initiative to enhance the success of all students.

Read more at http://dpi.wi.gov/fscp/fscphome.html