This report from EdTrust, “How Student, Family, and Community Engagement Impacts Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD),” discusses how schools can better communicate with families, caregivers, and communities to support students’ academic development and overall wellbeing, the numerous barriers that can get in the way of such engagement, and offers recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers to help schools improve the ways in which they respond to their community’s needs.

EdTrust also created a summary of top recommendations for federal policymakers to better support SEAD.

Check out our other resources on family engagement

Engaging First: Supporting Young Learners Through Family Engagement

Making Assessment Reports More Meaningful for Students & Families

Download the Report