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How an 8-page catalog is transforming parent engagement in Philadelphia

January 8, 2020

Eight brightly colored pieces of paper are streamlining the way principals in the School District of Philadelphia engage families and get them on campus.

These Family Engagement School-Level Workshop Catalogs, as they’re known, offer a concise list of more than a dozen workshops that can be made available to parents at any school upon request — from lessons in why school attendance matters to using art to reinforce students’ math skills at home.

Other topics include helping with homework, transitioning to middle school, and fostering a growth mindset in children, among others.

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