Resources and Reads

Families, educators, and students are all experiencing school differently right now, whether the fall semester is in-person, virtual, or a hybrid model. While we do not know what is ahead, the connection between home and school remains essential. During these unprecedented times, educators and families must be true allies in education to ensure all students succeed and all families feel supported. At Flamboyan we believe that practicing REAL Family Engagement has never been more important. Read on for a curated list of trusted Resources and Reads for ideas, guidance, and tools to support meaningful family engagement now and moving forward.

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As mentioned in our Statement of Solidarity, Flamboyan is choosing to be an anti-racist organization by doubling down on our longstanding commitment to confronting injustice, disrupting bias within our own organization and within our work, and honoring the dignity and value of people. Our efforts to create real and meaningful family engagement in schools and school systems across the country are grounded in seeing people, knowing people, and loving people for who they are. If you’re looking for places to begin or continue your anti-racist journey, consider visiting some of these trusted sources.


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Mid-way through the fall semester, teachers are collaborating with families to support student learning through parent-teacher conferences, student-led conferences, and other opportunities.

  • FLAMBOYAN FOUNDATION: Academic Partnering Toolkit and a Companion Guide for School Leaders
  • TEACHING CHANNEL: A guide to elementary-age student-led conferences
  • EDUTOPIA: Another guide for holding student-led conferences with middle schoolers
  • FYI: A database of learning sites – built by a student! – to support individual educational needs
  • COMMON SENSE ED: Tech tips for holding virtual family-teacher conferences.
  • SEEK COMMON GROUND: Guides that explain what their kids should know and be able to do by the end of each grade in literacy and math.


Hear from a parent, district leaders, and educators as they reflect on how they’re working together and creating connection this fall.


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