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Family Involvement in Schools, Center for

Acronym or abbreviated name:
CFIS
Campus address:
SERC Bldg, Room 221
Campus:
Busch
U.S. mailing address:
118 Frelinghuysen Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019
Telephone number:
732-445-1284
Fax number:
732-445-3477
Director:
Joseph G. Rosenstein
Contact:
Alma Woolfork-Buchanan
Contact email address:
mlomench@physics.rutgers.edu
Purpose of center:
The Center for Family Involvement in Schools provides equity-focused professional development programs and resources that strengthen family-school-community partnerships and encourage and support the academic, intellectual and social development of all children. The Center was formerly a unit of the Rutgers Consortium for Educational Equity, and is now a unit of the Rutgers Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education (CMSCE). Both the Center and CMSCE are registered as professional development providers with the New Jersey Department of Education, so that all programs may be used to satisfy the requirement of 100 hours of professional development.
Affiliations:
The Center is partnering with the NJ Mathematics Coalition in the development, implementation and dissemination of the FANS program (Families Achieving the New Standards in mathematics, science and technology), funded by the National Science Foundation and AT&T Foundation. The Center is also a designated Specialty Site for family and community outreach for the NJ Statewide Systemic Initiative in mathematics, science and technology education. In addition, the Center is coordinating efforts in New Jersey for the US Department of Education and the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education's America Goes Back to School Initiative to build school-family-community partnerships that will improve education across the country.


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