Center for Family Engagement

Family Engagement - more than 'showing up'

Family engagement should transform the lives of every child in America. That’s why we are investing in our mission with the Center for Family Engagement. Through a focus on grassroots leadership development, the Center for Family Engagement aims to embed transformative family engagement practices, programs and policies across the educational system so that every parent is treated as a valuable partner in their child’s education. 

National PTA’s updated National Standards for Family-School Partnerships include impactful edits to the goals and indicators for the six key tenets (Welcome All Families, Communicate Effectively, Support Student Success, Speak Up For Every Child, Share Power and Collaborate with Community) to best support family engagement and student success and well-being. National PTA urges that the standards be used by: