FREE Family Engagement Resources for Leaders

Free School Programs School Family Nights ® Bring families together for a night of fun activities that everyone can enjoy! Our free Family Movie Night, Family Science Night and Family Reading Night kits make it easy to plan and organize fun school events. Get Your FREE kit Internet Safety Night Help parents teach kids to […]

‘Bright Spots’: The “Newcomer” Tool Kit

NEWCOMER TOOL KIT Today the White House announced “Bright Spots” for welcoming and expanding opportunities for Linguistic Integration and Education. The announcement identified a list of resources including the introduction of the Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit designed to help schools support immigrants, refugees, and their families with a successful integration process.  This toolkit will […]

Toward a Restorative City: A “Village” Approach

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) is embarking on an unprecedented initiative to improve the lives of children and families in Detroit, Michigan, USA. By mobilizing a “whole-neighborhood” approach, individuals will be active stewards of their community. The goal of the program, “Toward a Restorative City: Focus on Schools and Sustainability for the City […]


The thoughts that I wish to add to the US Department of Education’s statement on early learning and equity are that “One child at a time” cannot be the limited focus of our efforts to provide early learning for preschool children. The focus must parallel and be complemented by a “One family at a time” framework in […]