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Family and Community Engagement

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Family and Community Engagement

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-6225
Fax: 405-522-2269

Welcome to Family and Community Engagement!

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is committed to strengthening and increasing family and community engagement to support student learning. The Office of Family and Community Engagement provides guidance, resources and support for families, schools, and communities as they work together to build meaningful partnerships that promote student success. We know these partnerships ultimately lead to significant gains in student achievement.



Save the Date

Registration For The 2021 National Family And Community Engagement Conference Will Open Soon.  For more information, please visit

October 2020

NEW! Family Engagement Framework

The Oklahoma Family Engagement Framework serves as a call to action, a vision for family engagement in our state. It brings research and local experience together to provide an essential support structure and an organizing tool to build upon. This framework invites families, schools, and communities to partner to support student learning. 

June 1, 2020

The successful reopening of school buildings and planning for potential short-term disruptions to instruction will require a renewed effort by our school leaders to plan and support family and community engagement. New resources are now available to help you identify key opportunities for engaging families.

New Resources: 

Engaging Families in Reopening Our Schools  

Engaging Families to Support Distance Learning

Our Core Beliefs

Henderson, Mapp, Johnson, and Davies identify four core beliefs that serve as the foundation for working with families to build authentic partnerships. Our goal is to provide resources and supports for families, for schools and for communities that embrace and demonstrate these foundational beliefs.

  • Core Belief 1
    All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.
  • Core Belief 2
    All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
  • Core Belief 3
    Parents and school staff should be equal partners.
  • Core Belief 4
    The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.


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Last updated on November 24, 2020