* The National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University assists schools, districts, and states to strengthen programs of family and community involvement. Over 1000 schools, 140 districts, and 20 states are active in NNPS. Your district and school can obtain on-going assistance in developing strong partnership programs from NNPS. Download a letter of invitation and membership forms in the Join NNPS section of the website. Also see the Technical Assistance section for details on benefits and services. NNPS publishes research studies on partnership program development and annual collections of Promising Partnership Practices. See the sections of Research and Evaluation and Success Stories on the NNPS website.
* Department of Defense: The Military Child in Transition and Deployment is the DoD website for parents, children, special needs families, installation commanders, and educators. Its "Tools for Schools" Toolkits have suggestions and guidelines for partnerships between installation commanders and school leaders.
* The Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization representing school districts that serve high concentrations of military children. The organization works to provide a continuum of quality education through funding, legislation, partnerships and programs for military families on the move.* The Military Child Education Coalition has various resources addressing parent involvement, including training sessions and publications for parents and teachers of military students. These include:
- The “Parent to Parent Training Initiative” provides parents with information, skills, and tools they need to advocate for their children in their schools. The workshops feature ideas on the topics “Getting Involved,” “Organizing” and “Academic Success”.
- Publications, including: “How to prepare our children and stay involved in their education during deployment,” “How communities can support the children and families of those serving in the National Guard or Reserves,” and “Getting Your Ducklings in a Row” - a guide for parents about basic information regarding age and vaccination requirements of school systems serving the majority of military students.
* Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE) at the Harvard Family Research Project national network of over 5,000 people who are interested in promoting strong partnerships between children's educators, their families, and their communities. It has many resources available online.
* Henderson, A. & Mapp, K. (2002) A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.