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Communities of Practice


CAFE believes in drawing on the expertise and experiences of families and educators to advise best family engagement practices for educators. Our Communities of Practice (CoP) are focus groups where families and educators discuss specific challenges and identify different approaches to addressing the challenge.

Example: CAFE is leading a Family Leadership Academy CoP in Maryland and Pennsylvania to develop guidance on their family leadership initiatives. After running meetings with the CoP, CAFE will develop a guide to distribute to schools in both states.

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