Building Better Connections with Families Project
Last month, Sharon Belton, executive director of WIPPS Research Partners, visited the Executive Residence and met with First Lady Kathy Evers, members of the National Governor’s Association staff, and members of the project team for the Building Better Connections with Families Project.
The Building Better Connections with Families Project uses a facilitated small group discussion format to gather feedback and information directly from parents and caregivers that can be used to create better partnerships between schools and families and to improve the learning environment for students. Five schools from across Wisconsin were selected to participate in this project.
This project was developed collaboratively by the offices of Governor Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health, and the University of Wisconsin’s (UW) Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS). Funding for this project was provided by the National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices. Project team members gathered at the Executive Residence on Tuesday, May 10 to discuss the project with members of the National Governor’s Association as part of a site visit.
A final report for this project will be available this summer.