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Publications & Products


  • MULTICULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS: INVOLVE ALL FAMILIES: This practical, how-to book, Multicultural Partnerships: Involve All Families, is a must-have, research-based guide for all schools serving culturally diverse elementary and middle grade students and their communities.  It provides effective strategies for raising awareness of the strengths of all cultures and for engaging all families in their children’s education through Multicultural Family Nights, Workshops for Parents, and Curriculum Connections.
  • FAMILY READING NIGHT: This book, Family Reading Night, Second Edition (2015), guides elementary school Action Teams for Partnerships and other leaders to implement ten effective reading nights. Includes themes and activities for grades K-2, 3-5.
  • PROMISING PARTNERSHIP PRACTICES: The annual collection of Promising Partnership Practices describes creative and successful school, district, state, and organization level partnership practices submitted by NNPS members.
  • TEXTBOOK FOR COLLEGE COURSES: School, Family, and Community Partnerships:Preparing Educators and Improving Schools Second Edition (Westview Press, 2011) guides professors of education and social sciences to prepare future teachers and administrators to take new directions in organizing programs of family and community involvement. Includes readings of original research, comments and questions to discuss in class, homework assignments, and field activities for undergraduate and graduate students.
Other Publications
  • TYPE 2 Blog: Quarterly post on new NNPS research, evaluations, resources, and issues of interest. Also See NNPS’s semi-annual newsletter, Type 2 archive with examples of best practices, solutions to challenges, and guidelines for continuous improvement in program development.
  • RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS: The Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University conducts research and reports results in scholarly and practical journals and books to help educators develop and maintain strong programs of partnership.
  • SURVEYS & SUMMARIES: NNPS offers surveys and summaries for teachers, parents, and students for sale to members of NNPS. The scales and measures have been used by professors, graduate students, and school districts to understand current partnership practices, needed improvements, and to explore other research questions about family and community involvement. See products for elementary/middle schools and for high schools.
  • NNPS DVD: Learn what NNPS is all about and what education leaders say about the importance of developing research-based partnership programs for student success. Click for NNPS DVD
  • Posters: Posters of the Six Types of Involvement in English and Spanish.