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The Common Core State Standards help to create clear expectations for what children should know and be able to do in key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics. When parents and families know what these expectations are, they can work with schools to better prepare children for success. 

This webinar allowed for the close examination of resources and examples of how districts across New York State, including STLE grantees, are engaging families. This webinar provides districts time to reflect upon current family engagement efforts, identify areas of strength and areas that could be enhanced, and strategically plan possible next steps for strengthening the home-school connection at the district, building, and/or classroom level using the following action planning template: