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The following web resources target all six modules of Working Together: School-Family-Community Partnerships, A Toolkit for New Mexico School Communities. Resources are listed here in alphabetical order.

Each of the six modules also have web resources listed as "Worth a Click", Resource 1 in both the Teacher Tools and Family Tools sections.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network

Alaska’s Native Knowledge Network provides links for parent involvement resources that others may find helpful because the resources listed are also chosen to fit in with the desire to meet the needs of Alaska’s native and culturally diverse population.


The Aspira Association, An Investment in Latino Youth
This association coordinates national programs that fit into three broad work areas: Youth Leadership and Community Service, Educational Access and Careers, and Community Mobilization for Educational Excellence. 

Center for Applied Linguistics
This site focuses on improving communication through better understanding of language and culture. 

Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships

From the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University where Joyce L. Epstein is director. This Web site describes the center’s mission and outlines its work.


Colorin Colorado
This site includes Information, activities, and advice for Spanish speaking parents and educators of English language learners. This site is available in English and Spanish and includes a special section on English language learners in middle and high schools. 

Connect With Kids

Connect for Kids makes the best use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults – parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, advocates, policy makers, elected officials and others – the tools and information they need to improve the lives of children, youth and families. The Connect for Kids online publication covers more than 30 topics ranging from arts to youth development, foster care to adoption, and welfare reform to oral health. 

Dual Language Education of New Mexico 
The purpose of this page is to provide a basic primer identifying the distinguishing components of a Dual Language program. 

Educate New Mexico
Educate New Mexico is an independent, non-profit organization established by volunteers to promote and finance academically excellent educational opportunities for students from families with modest incomes. Some of the topics addressed include: • Kids’ Corner - for kid centered fun and learning • Parent’s Place - for tips and information on helping your child • School Choice - for news and policies on School Choice in New Mexico • Donation Station - for information on how and why to make a donation The Parent’s Place page offers tips under the following headings: http://educatenm.org/RC/pp/pp-school.html • Preparing Your Child for School • Preparing Your Child for College • Homework Help • Keeping Your Child Busy 

The Education Commission of the States
A national collection of selected research and readings on parent and family engagement.


Education Week’s Spotlight on Parent Involvement
A nice collection of eight articles from Education Week on parental involvement but available for a price of $4.95 with a resource guide.

ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education Initiative (ENLACE)

The goal of the Engaging Latino Communities for Education Initiative (ENLACE), a project funded by the philanthropic W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is to support Hispanic students’ academic efforts and increase the number of Hispanic students who complete high school and college. ENLACE programs team Hispanic students and their families with resources from the local and academic communities. This site also includes tips for supporting the academic achievement of Hispanic students. 


Resources for Families and Schools to Strengthen School Communities -From the U.S. Department of Education’s Center on Innovation and Improvement, this site includes Resources for Parents, Resources for Schools, The School-Community Journal, the Solid Foundation Web Page, and an online tool called the Parent Involvement Analysis


Family Education Network
This web site offers a place where parents can find school solutions, homework help, parenting tips, and expert advice. Broken down by age and grade level, this site has a treasure trove of learning activities to do with children. In addition, it has a special section covering a variety of issues such as retention and school safety from multiple perspectives. 

The Family School Partnership Lab
The Family-School Partnership Lab at Vanderbilt University is dedicated to the scientific investigation of the reciprocal relationships among families, schools, and children.” This site includes research and a description of the Lab’s “model of the parent involvement process”, The Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler Model of Parental Involvement (2005), as well as academic papers and links.

Family Strengthening Policy Center
The Family Strengthening Policy Center serves as a focal point for research, information dissemination, and advocacy on place-based, practice-driven family strengthening practices, programs, and policy. Policy Briefs are available under topic headings such as Family Support Systems, Family Economic Success and Thriving and Nurturing Communities. 

The Fathers Network
This web site is meant to celebrate and support fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities. It provides up to date information and resources including current news, press releases and articles. 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

This web site offers information to grandparents on making life easier, community, legal and medical issues, and raising grandchildren. 


Raising Your Grandchildren


This web site offers information to grandparents on making life easier, community, legal and medical issues, and raising grandchildren. 


The Harvard Family Research Project
This organization’s Web site includes a focus on family involvement information and effective ways to support family involvement in children’s learning and development. “Our work strengthens family, school, and community partnerships, early childhood care and education, promotes evaluation and accountability, and offers professional development to those who work directly with children, youth, and families. The audiences for HFRP's work include policymakers, practitioners, researchers, evaluators, philanthropists, teachers, school administrators, and concerned individuals.”

Healthier Schools New Mexico
This site highlights the Coordinated School Health Approach from the State of New Mexico’s School and Family Support Bureau. Areas of focus include: 

  • Nutrition
  • Health Education and Life Skills
  • Physical Education and Activity
  • Staff Wellness
  • Family, School and Community Partnerships
  • Healthy and Safe Environment
  • Social and Emotional Well Being
  • Health Services

How to Solve Six Tough Parent Problems
Ideas for teachers from Scholastic.com on dealing with some of the more common concerns regarding working with parents.

Indigenous Peoples, Issues and Resources
I New Report Examines Graduation Rates Among American Indian And Alaska Native Students: Less Than 50% Graduate From High School. This report from Feb. 2010 states that “On average, less than 50% of American Indian and Alaska Native students from the Pacific and Northwestern regions of the United States graduate high school, according to a new study by The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies (GSE&IS).”

Kids Count Data Center
From the Anna E. Casey Foundation, this Web site provides data on hundreds of measures of child well-being. Data can be organized by state, across states or by indicator. Click on “Major Initiatives” and “Kids Count” at the very top of the page to access Anna E. Casey Foundation’s many resources.

KidSource Online 
Resources are organized by developmental stage and topic to make the vast amount of information accessible. 

The Knowledge Loom
This web site provides resources for strengthening school, family and community partnerships. 

Moving at the Speed of Creativity, Videos for PD


Videos for professional development with uses for teachers, students and parents. The ‘Schools Need to Change’ section focuses on 21st century technology.


The National Black Child Development Institute


The mission of the National Black Child Development Institute is “to improve and advance the lives of Black children and their families, through advocacy and education”. This Web site describes its various initiatives, provides resources and links, and lists affiliate chapters of the organization.

The National Center for Cultural Competence
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. 

National Center for Family Literacy


National Center on Fathers and Families
A site dedicated to father involvement, family efficacy and child well-being. 

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
This Web site, Building Family-School Partnerships That Work, includes research, action briefs and other information on working to create meaningful family-school partnerships in every school in America. Also included are resources for parents and families, educators and administrators and links to the organizations many partners.

National Education Association
This web site is for both teachers and families and offers up to date information on many educational topics and concerns. Included is a list of 100 ways for parents to be involved in their child’s education. 

The National Staff Development Council’s Leaning Forward page for Family Involvement http://www.learningforward.org/standards/family.cfm
This site explores NSDC’s standard for family involvement that states, “Staff development that improves the learning of all students provides educators with knowledge and skills to involve families and other stakeholders appropriately”, and includes a bibliography of resources for fulfilling this standard.

New Mexico American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Some of the resources include:

  • Pathways to Success: An AFT Guide for Parents
  • Understanding Adequate Yearly Progress
  • Resources for Parents
  • National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs

New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education
A site dedicated to supporting bilingual educators in their work and in their professional growth. 

New Mexico Early Childhood Development Project
The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership is a public-private partnership, founded to advocate for the creation, adoption and implementation of robust, effective and proven early childhood programs, available to all children, five and under in New Mexico.


New Mexico Family-Parent Involvement Survey
This site includes information about NM PED initiatives, resources, and contacts.  It includes a NM Family-Parent Involvement Survey where parents can provide input regarding experiences in their school communities and recommendations for improvement. 

New Mexico Indian Children’s Program


The Indian Children’s Program (ICP) strives to provide responsive, family-centered and community based services to families of Native American children with developmental disabilities. ICP belongs to a consortium of three universities – Northern Arizona University, Utah State University, and the University of New Mexico. 

Other sites linked to New Mexico Indian Children’s Program (ICP): 

Pueblo Tribes


Indian Health Service  


Navajo United Way


New Mexico Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The goal of this page is to provide a central informational source for parents, educators and school officials on an array of issues facing New Mexico schools. From school fund-raising to regional Parent Teacher Association contacts to classroom initiatives, the online resources provide additional insight into these issues, as well as many other important concerns facing New Mexico schools, PTA and PTO groups, and other parent organizations. 


New Mexico Kids


This site includes information that supports networking, resource awareness and access and technical assistance for child care professionals, parents and health educators. Information is offered on child development, health and selecting quality child care. 

Online Clearinghouse for Parent/Home Involvement in Schools from the School Mental Health Project

Parents for Public Schools is a national organization of community-based chapters working in public

Parents for Public Schools
Parents for Public Schools is a national organization of community-based chapters working in public schools. The information here is meant to help public schools attract all families in a community by making sure that schools effectively serve all children. 

Parent Further


For families concerned about media and advertising, this site offers lots of facts, tips, research, reviews of video games and movies, as well as a quick quiz to find out where your family fits in the spectrum of media use.


Parent Involvement Links
Parent involvement links from Northern Arizona’s Teaching Indigenous Languages Institute’s Web site.


Parent Smart
This web site offers everything from help with homework to tips for talking with children about disasters. 
Parents Reaching Out (PRO)
Parents Reaching Out (PRO) connects and empowers New Mexico families through support, education, and information. This site is directed at helping families make informed decisions about the care and education of their children. It includes information on issues many parents face, advocacy information and suggestions for early intervention. 

Project Appleseed
A web site from The National Campaign for Public School Improvement, Project Appleseed is helping schools involve parents. This organization has created a list of 37 different ways in which parents can help schools. 

Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Learning and Literacy Resources
This site serves as a great resource for supporting English language learning and general literacy. Resources include lesson plans and activities which are reproducible and printable for teachers and parents as well as games and activities for students to use. All are available in English and Spanish. 

Ruby Payne
This site includes resources and information from Dr. Ruby Payne, who is a leading researcher and author known for her books on working with children from poverty. 

SEDL – formerly Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
This web site offers information on SEDL’s programs and projects which include comprehensive centers, learning communities, Reading First, evaluation services, Comprehensive School Reform and research and information on other initiatives. 

SEDL - Beyond the Building - A Facilitation Guide for School, Family and Community Connections
A parent involvement toolkit developed by SEDL which provides valuable research and resources in the area of parent and community involvement. 

Safe Teen New Mexico, Helping New Mexico Youth Make Healthy Decisions
A site for parents, teens and educators that covers the issues of safe driving, dating violence, drugs and alcohol, mental health and other timely issues relevant to teens and their families.


Teaching Tolerance
This site is for anyone interested in creating communities that value diversity. It includes pages for teachers, parents, teens and kids. 

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
This web site works to develop, assist and coordinate Parent Training and Information Projects and Community Parent Resource Centers. Funded by the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, the center has one national center and 6 regional centers around the United States. 

A Toolkit for Hispanic Families
This toolkit from the US Department of Education will show you what to expect from your schools, your teachers and your child, at all ages and grade levels. It will tell you how to help your child through school, what resources are available, and what you, your family, and your community can do to help your child learn. This resource is also available in Spanish. 

US Department of Education - Parent Page
This web site from the US Department of Education offers information on different topics for parents. The following link offers more specific information regarding the No Child Left Behind Act. 

US Department of Education - No Child Left Behind Page