Over 50 years of research shows that Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is essential for improving student outcomes in your school or district. On February 13, 2020, DESE hosted a webinar titled “Key Components to an Approved FACE Plan”. The training was recorded and serves as the primary support for 2020-21 FACE plans and supports school and district plans. It is designed to provide guidance on meeting the expectations and objectives of the plan as well as taking your plan from compliant to excellent! We encourage your FACE committee to watch the video and access the slide deck in order to assist you in developing an excellent plan. You will find the recorded webinar and accompanying slide deck on the DESE website under Federal Programs, Parent and Family Engagement page, Related Files at the following link: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/public-school-accountability/federal-programs/parent-and-family-engagement as well as under the Teacher tab, Additional Resources at the following link: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Stakeholders/teachers.
On February 27, 2020, DESE will facilitate the February FACE Advisory Group Zoom from 2:00-3:00. This month's focus will be on answering questions submitted during the webinar, those submitted on the Google Feedback Form, and those asked during the Zoom on Thursday. If you have questions, we encourage you and your team to join in. Access the Monthly Advisory Zoom Agenda/Zoom link at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QIsGcX-luA8Mvqk_SX7ykaI7F10qxq46zxZy7GKWRC0/edit?usp=sharing.