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Annual State and Local Report Cards | ESSA Fact Sheet

May 2018 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute Fact sheet in Word Fact sheet in PDF Other fact sheets on ESSA This fact sheet is designed to accompany the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and gives you summary information about what ESSA […]

Amendments to IDEA Made by ESSA | ESSA Fact Sheet

April 2018 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute Fact sheet in Word Fact sheet in PDF Other fact sheets on ESSA This fact sheet is designed to accompany the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and gives you a brief overview of two significant […]

Interactive Guide to School Choice: Public and Private School Choice

School choice comes in many different forms, and all 50 states plus the District of Columbia provide parents the ability to send their child to a school outside their neighborhood in some way. Charter schools, magnet schools, open enrollment programs, and state turnaround districts all provide public school options to parents. School vouchers, education savings accounts, and scholarship tax credit programs expand those choices to include private schools.

In the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)’s interactive guide to school choice, you can: (a) click on a state to see a profile of all the school choice programs offered in that state;(b) click on a type of school choice policy for an explanation as well as a map of all the states that have enacted that policy; and (c) find many additional resources that explore these policies further.

Visit the Interactive Guide and explore!

School Vouchers: What You Need to Know

(August, 2017) | Useful to Parent Centers and families in building their knowledge about school vouchers and what they mean. This 21-minute live-chat video with experts is intended to answer a parent’s questions about what school vouchers are, if their child with learning and attention issues could benefit, and extra considerations that parents should be […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act

(2017) | Useful to: Policy makers and educators becoming acquainted with federal policy, and parents seeking to learn the areas in which their children’s education may benefit from ESSA.   On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a legislation that aimed to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary […]

School Discipline Data Indicators: A Guide for Districts and Schools

(2017, April) | Useful to educators, schools, and districts in identifying and addressing racial/ethnic disproportionality in discipline practices. Also useful to Parent Centers involved in their state’s ESSA planning with respect to disproportionality. This guide from the Institute of Education Sciences is designed to supply educators with a means to identify whether racial/ethnic disproportionality in […]

Disability & Education Laws

Current as of July 2017   Since the 1960s, there has been a virtual avalanche of federal legislation that relates directly or indirectly to individuals with disabilities, particularly children and youth. Use the links below to explore several of the most influential laws. These form the core of current protection against discrimination and current guarantees […]

Otras Leyes Importantes

Actualizado, marzo de 2017   Hay muchas leyes en los Estados Unidos relevantes a las personas con discapacidades. La más poderosa es el Acta para la Educación de Individuos con Discapacidades, conocido en inglés como “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” o IDEA (por sus siglas). Esta es la ley de educación especial en el país. Si […]

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