Dr. Joyce L.


“Productive School, Family, and Community Partnerships – What Works!”
Please join us for a FREE public presentation on Thursday, November 10th, 6 PM !! at North High School* 1500 James Ave. N. in Minneapolis.
Commissioner of Education Dr. Brenda Cassellius will open the program at 6PM. Arrive early for light refreshments at 5:30. For two decades, Dr. Joyce Epstein has been one of the nation’s leading authorities on increasing family involvement in schools.
Cosponsors: Minneapolis Public Schools, Center for School Change at Macalester, Growth and Justice, MinnCAN, University of Minnesota Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. We invite you and your colleagues to MPS North High to hear Dr. Epstein’s research on how school, family and community partnerships can help improve student achievement. This presentation is also made possible with support from Cargill and the Minnesota Department of Education Voluntary Public School Choice Program.

Dr. Epstein directs the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), Principal Research Scientist, and is Research Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. In 1995, she established the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), which helps school, district, and state leaders develop research-based programs of family and community involvement. Dr. Epstein has over one hundred publications on family and community involvement including School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, Third Edition (Corwin Press, 2009), which guides partnership program development, and a textbook for college courses for

future teachers and administrators called School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools, second edition (Westview, 2011). Among recent awards, she was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009 and received a 2009 Award for Applied Research from AERA’s Sociology of Education Special Interest Group. Her current research focuses on how district and school leadership affects the quality of schools’ programs of family and community involvement and results for students. In all of her work, she is interested in the connections of research, policy, and practice.

*Space is limited. Please contact The Center for School Change by Nov 8 csc@macalester.edu to reserve a seat.

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