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From our series of model letters…because sometimes you need to communicate with the school about your child’s education. Links updated, March 2017 Model letter, in PDF (see page 18) En español | In Spanish   This short publication comes from a much longer Parent’s Guide that focuses on communicating with your child’s school via letter writing. There […]

Buzz from the Hub, January 2017, No. 1 Theme: New ESSA Resources When spiders unite, they can tie up a lion.” African Proverb Welcome to the January 2017 edition of the Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). Notice the new look? We’ve freshened up our logo and slimmed the […]

January 2017 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute This fact sheet is designed to accompany the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and gives you a basic overview of the alternate academic achievement standards and alternate assessment provisions contained in ESSA. It’s organized […]

January 2017 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute This fact sheet is designed to accompany the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and gives you a brief overview of ESSA’s requirements for academic assessment of students with disabilities. It’s organized in a Q&A […]

(2016, December) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with staff, students with disabilities, families, schools, and other stakeholders. The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education has released a suite of resources on the use of restraint and seclusion in public schools. This suite includes the following: Dear Colleague Letter on […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network on the assessment of students with disabilities, as required by the recently reauthorized ESSA. Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download Webinar slideshow presentation Download the Guide to the Stakeholder Guide Locating ESSA information in your state Additional resources   Webinar Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017 Host: Center for […]

January 2017 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute “The purpose of this title is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.” Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114-95) Welcome to the Stakeholder […]

Welcome to Section 3 of the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This guide provides Parent Center staff and their advocacy partners with an understanding of key provisions in ESSA, so that they may become meaningfully involved in how the law is now planned and implemented by the states. The guide is presented on […]

Welcome to Section 2 of the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This guide provides Parent Center staff and their advocacy partners with an understanding of key provisions in ESSA so that they may become meaningfully involved in how the law is now planned and implemented by the states. The guide is presented on […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers and all education stakeholders engaged in trying to create positive school climates and reduce disproportionality. This page of resources at the U.S. Department of Education is really a suite of resources that connects you with the latest data and thinking on suspension and expulsion of students from school. The […]