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Frances L. VanVoorhis The Johns Hopkins University

Frances L. Van Voorhis is an associate research scientist at the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and TIPS Coordinator of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of research articles on the Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) interactive homework process, including a study of the effects of TIPS science in the middle grades on family involvement and students’ science skills. In addition, she conducts research on the progress in partnership program development of states, districts, and schools in the National Network. She designs materials to help members conduct work­shops on TIPS Interactive Homework and on the National Network of Partnership Schools. She also develops and coordinates the Network’s annual collection of new TIPS activities. She earned her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Florida.