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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 1: Communicate with and Involve Parents

Guideline: Parents' involvement with their children's schooling has been demonstrated as an important factor in improving student academic achievement. Improving adolescent literacy requires educators and parents to work together. In doing so, parents need to ask how they can help their children while educators need to reach out to parents and offer ideas on how they can be involved.



Toolkit for Hispanic Families

As noted via the U.S. Department of Education's website, "This U.S. Department of Education toolkit will show Hispanic families what to expect from their schools, their teachers, and their child at all ages and grade levels. It will tell them how to help their child through school, what resources are available, and what they, their family, and their community can do to help their child learn."

Alternate version in Spanish



Addressing the Decline of Parent Involvement in Middle School

This link is to an article from a National Association of Elementary School Principals newsletter addressing parent involvement at the middle school level. The article summarizes reasons for the decline in parent involvement and how it may be counteracted.


School Community Network

This link is to the School Community Network website. As noted at its website, "The School Community Network (SCN) provides resources and tools to build strong school communities." formerly sponsored by the Center on Innovation and Improvement is now part of the School Community Network.


What Research Says About Parent Involvement in Children's Education

This Michigan Department of Education fact sheet reviews what research says about parent involvement in children's education in relation to academic achievement. It can be a useful document to share with district- and school-level