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Steve Sheldon

Principal Investigator and Researcher

Steven B. Sheldon, Ph.D. in educational psychology from Michigan State University, is research scientist with the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and director of research of NNPS at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of many publications on the implementation and effects of programs of family and community involvement. His work explores how the quality and outreach of school partnership programs affect parents’ responses and student outcomes, such as student attendance, math achievement, student behavior, reading, and state achievement test scores. His most recent book guides principals in their leadership and work on school, family, and community partnerships (with Mavis Sanders, Corwin Press, 2009). Dr. Sheldon is studying the influences of parents’ social networks, beliefs, and school outreach on patterns of parental involvement at school and at home and on results for students.

Improving student attendance with a school-wide approach to school-family-community partnerships.

Improving student attendance with a school-wide approach to school-family-community partnerships.

Researchers and policy makers have questioned the efficacy of family-involvement interventions. They believe that more ...

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Getting students to school: Using family and community involvement to reduce chronic absenteeism

Getting students to school: Using family and community involvement to reduce chronic absenteeism

Students who are chronically absent are more likely than other students to drop out of ...

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Present and Accounted For: Partnership Effects on Student Attendance

Present and Accounted For: Partnership Effects on Student Attendance

Reducing student absenteeism and truancy is a goal of many schools across the country. Surprisingly ...

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