On April 8, 2014,  the U.S. Department of Education released a framework for schools and the broader communities they serve to build parent and community engagement. The Dual Capacity framework, a process used to teach school and district staff to effectively engage parents and for parents to work successfully with the schools to increase student achievement, provides an evidence-based framework that schools and districts can use to build the type of effective community engagement that will make schools the center of our communities. You can find the Dual Capacity Framework, as well additional resources on family and community engagement topics, in this new section of the U.S. Department of Education website.


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