Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons From Five Parental Information and Resource Centers
This free guide highlights five Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) and how they have collaborated with other partners to enhance parental involvement in education. It describes the promising practices and strategies each of these organizations has implemented to maximize parental involvement in schools.
PIRCs, which are funded through a competitive grant program, are responsible for assisting state and local education agencies in implementing the parental involvement provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as for providing information, support, training, and technical assistance to the education community on child development and what children need to succeed in school.
School and district administrators and educators will find this guide helpful as they expand efforts to effectively involve parents in their children’s education and in the improvement of their local schools.
This resource is one of a series of Innovation Guides produced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. Other Innovation Guides include:
- Supporting Charter School Excellence Through Quality Authorizing
- Charter High Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap
- Giving Parents Options: Strategies for Informing Parents and Implementing Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Under No Child Left Behind
- K-8 Charter Schools Closing the Achievement Gap
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