Parent Involvement

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This 5-page guide from the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) has been adapted from CPIR’s original RDA guide for Parent Centers so that it can be used by parent leaders and advocates. The guide gives an overview of results-driven accountability (RDA); what RDA means for States, parent leaders, advocates, and children with disabilities; […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in working with parents of young children, including ways Parent Centers can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices. Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. While parents generally are filled with anticipation about their children’s unfolding personalities, many lack information […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download Webinar slideshow presentation Additional resources   Webinar Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) Presenters: Vicki Davis Dávila, JD WIFACETS Robert Kim, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education Summary: The new […]

(November 2015) Useful to Parent Centers in working with parents and getting them involved in the school nutrition environment and services; physical education and physical activity; and managing chronic health conditions in schools. The purpose of this guide is to explain how the resources for Parents for Healthy Schools can be used with and for […]

(January 2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in identifying and using best practices in engaging families and establishing partnerships with the families they serve. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) serves as the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) which was last reauthorized in 2002 as the No Child […]

(June 2016) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offers states an opportunity to develop or refine a strategic vision for education to chart their own path forward. It also requires extensive outreach and engagement efforts, and CCSSO has released a stakeholder engagement guide , Let’s Get this Conversation Started, to help states engage with stakeholders to […]

June 2016 A resource page for Parent Centers Compiled by Myriam Alizo, CPIR Download this page as an adaptable, accessible Word document Many Parent Centers provide information and training to Spanish-speaking parents of children with disabilities. In fact, in the last year, more than 27% of the families served by Parent Centers received their services in Spanish. CPIR is pleased […]

(May 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with homeless youth, their families, and surrogate parents. Each year, between 1.5 and 1.6 million youth run away from home or are forced out of their homes by their parents. While many of these youth return home quickly, others remain separated from their families and live in […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers because it explains historical factors impacting the participation of Native parents in the schooling of their children. This document from the Native American PTAC describes some of the historical factors impacting the participation of Native parents in the schooling of their children. These factors do not just impact special […]

(2010-2011) | Useful to school systems, community partners, Parent Centers, and families, all of whom play a role in successful stakeholder engagement in education. This webinar series makes clear that effective family engagement is not a one-time program or the choice of a good school. Rather, it’s a set of day-to-day practices, attitudes, beliefs, and […]