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Serving school districts in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties in Ohio

National Network of Partnership Schools


The National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) is a research-based approach approach to improving family-school-community partnerships to amplify student success in school. Established at John Hopkins University in 1996, the NNPS mode consists of four essential elements:

  1. Action Teams for Partnership
  2. Framework of Six Types of Involvement
  3. One-Year Action Plan for Partnership
  4. Program Evaluation

This Handbook for Action that accompanies the NNPS model is a great place to learn about research on family engagement and how to systematically embed family engagement in education program operations.

For more information on how to join, visit here, http://nnps.jhucsos.com/.

Ohio NNPS Network


Ohio's National Network of Partnership Schools Model Network is made up of state leaders, coaches, and district and school staff implementing the NNPS model.

SST Region 7 engages in this work by supporting Mansfield City Schools, Ashland City Schools, Crestline Exempted Village, and Mapleton Local Schools in their implementation of family and community engagement strategies through the NNPS model. These schools establish Action Teams for Partnership that include a school's principal, teachers, family members, and students. These teams attend trainings and get feedback from SST 7 as they write and implement one-year Action Plans for Partnership focused on supporting school improvement collaboratively.

For more information, follow this link, https://ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu/ohio-nnps-network/.






Mansfield City School's NNPS work has garnered national attention. Sherman Elementary School's Action Team for Partnership created Literacy Learning Bags to help all students work on literacy goals in the School Improvement Plan. 











Photos from Ashland City Schools' Back-2-School Celebration