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BEYOND THE BAKESALE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS This innovative guide reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from insuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom. Written for educators as well as parent and community leaders, this book is packed with tools to engage families in ways that will improve student achievement. Anne Henderson, Karen Mapp, Vivian Johnson and Don Davies pack this one-of-a-kind volume with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section. You can read excerpts at: