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Research and Support for Family Leadership Training

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 Polinsky, M., Pion-Berlin, L. (2005).  Research on Parent Leadership: Significance and Findings. Claremont, CA: Parents Anonymous Inc. Retrieved from http://parentsanonymous.org/assets/Research-on-Parent-Leadership-2001.pdf

Symphonic Strategies. (2009). Parental Leadership Programs in the District of Columbia: Market Research and Recommendations. Washington, DC: Fight for Children.


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United States. Department of Education. (2007). Moving Beyond Parent Involvement to Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons from Five Parental Information And Resource Centers. Prepared by WestEd for U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement. Retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/admins/comm/parents/parentinvolve/engagingparents.pdf

Wilson, Bruce and Dick Corbett. (2000). “I Didn’t Know I Could Do That”: Parents Learning to be Leaders through the Commonwealth Institute for Parent LeadershipLexington, KY: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.  Retrieved from:http://www.prichardcommittee.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/I-Didnt-Know-I-Could-Do-That-Corbett-Wilson-2000.pdf