"Beyond the Bake Sale provides compelling, practical ways to collaborate in building the partnerships necessary to create a culture of learning and achievement. It will become the seminal reference for school districts and schools that are serious about family and community engagement."
Thomas W. Payzant, Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Beyond the Bake Sale emphatically reminds us that the missing ingredient in closing the gaps in achievement is heaping measures of community and family involvement. In this one-of-a-kind book, even the most savvy experts will find novel advice and useful tools, surveys, sample school policies, checklists, and strategies."
Wendy D. Puriefoy, president, Public Education Network, Washington, D.C.
"This outstanding resource recognizes and builds upon assets that parents and communities bring in creating partnerships for children’s school successrich in examples that help schools acknowledge the cultural strengths of families, and their important contribution to teaching and learning."
Dr. Rosana G. Rodriguez, Director of Community and Public Engagement, Intercultural Development Research Association, Austin, Texas
About the Author
Anne T. Henderson is a senior consultant with the Community Involvement Program, Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Dr. Vivian Johnson is the leading researcher on Parent/Family Centers in schools. She lives in Boston. Karen L. Mapp is a lecturer on education at Harvard and former Deputy Superintendent for Family and Community Engagement in Boston. Don Davies is the founder of the Institute for Responsive Education and Professor Emeritus at Boston University.