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Research

A NEW WAVE OF EVIDENCE 

The evidence is consistent, positive, and convincing:  Families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life. This fourth edition of Evidence confirms that the research continues to grow and build an ever-strengthening case. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer and like school more.

- Beyond the Bake Sale, by Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson and Don Davies

NEW RESEARCH MAKES A POWERFUL CASE FOR PBL

Two new gold-standard studies conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California and Michigan State University, provide compelling evidence that project-based learning is an effective strategy for all students—including historically marginalized ones.

Lucas Education Research

Rigorous project-based learning has strong, positive effects on science achievement and aspects of social and emotional development related to science learning among elementary school students.

 

Krajcik, J., Schneider, B., Miller, E., Chen, I.C., Bradford, L., Bartz, K., Baker, Q., Palincsar, A., Peek-Brown, D., Codere, S., & Lucas Education Research. (2021)

What is Family Engagement?

Family engagement is the process used to build genuine relationships with families. Relationships with families support overall family well-being and children's healthy development. Family engagement is based on the idea that parents and others who care for their children work together to prepare children for success.

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What is Project-Based Learning?

An instructional approach designed to allow students to develop knowledge and skills by engaging in real-world projects.

 

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING AT HOME

A project-based learning approach is an easy opportunity for your parents and families to strengthen and elevate their child’s S.T.E.A.M. knowledge through everyday activities.

S.T.E.A.M. Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as a way to guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

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