Community Partnership

National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) program

Initiative Description:
NNPS include: parenting–helping all families establish supportive home environments for children; (b) communicating–establishing two-way exchanges about school programs and children’s progress; (c) volunteering–recruiting and organizing parent help at school, home, or other locations; (d) learning at home–providing information and ideas to families about how to help students with homework and other curriculum-related materials; (e) decision making–having family members serve as representatives and leaders on school committees; and (f) collaborating with, the community identifying and integrating resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs.

Study Results: NNPS schools experienced greater improvement in student attendance during that period than did the comparison group of schools

Reference: Sheldon, S. B. (2007). Improving Student Attendance With School, Family, and Community Partnerships. Journal Of Educational Research, 100(5), 267-275. doi:10.3200/JOER.100.5.267-275

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good