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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 […]

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, December 12) | Useful to Parent Centers in learning more about and working with others to prevent racial discrimination in schools. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education issued a 25-page Dear Colleague Letter on Preventing Racial Discrimination in Special Education on December 12, 2016, to help ensure that all students, regardless […]

(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 […]

December 2016 A briefing paper for Parent Centers from the Center for Parent Information and Resources This brief in Word format This brief as a PDF Read This Brief If… …the school system in your community, district, or state places (or is considering placing) sworn law-enforcement officers in public schools as part of building a […]

January 2017 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute Welcome to the final section (Section 7) of the Stakeholder Guide to the the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which offers: concluding remarks, and a brief list of resources. ________________________ Not what you’re looking for? See other sections of […]

January 2017 A collaborative publication of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) and The Advocacy Institute Welcome to Section 6 of the Stakeholder Guide to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which focuses on ESSA’s provisions regarding annual report cards. Here, you can learn more about: state report cards Parent Center action items with respect to […]