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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, September) | Useful to Parent Centers and early childhood programs in understanding the latest research on early childhood development, brain science, and best practices. The Final Rule for the New Head Start Program Performance Standards was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2016. Effective starting November 2016, the updates reflect best practices and […]

On September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts, and schools provide effective services to improve the English language proficiency and academic achievement of English learners (ELs) through Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidance […]

(2016, April) The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 offers a number of opportunities for states and districts to advance deeper learning and ensure that all students graduate from high school with the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, collaborate with peers, communicate effectively, and be self-directed. Deeper learning is the delivery of […]

A webinar for the Parent Center Network Listen to the webinar View | download the PowerPoint presentations View | download the handouts   Webinar Date: September 4, 2014 Host: Center for Parent Information and Resources Presenters: Overview of Alternate Assessment Mary LaCorte Assistant Director and North Carolina PTI Program Director Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) […]

(2015, October) | Useful to Parent Centers in states where “literacy” has been selected as the target for improvement. Research shows that literacy intervention programs can help students who have reading difficulties, especially when the interventions occur schoolwide. In this webinar of the REL Mid-Atantic, the presenter: shares what the research says about the effectiveness […]

(Published January 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with parents and the rest of the IEP team to make sure that all the student’s needs are included in the IEP. The new large-scale assessments rolled out by consortia and states are designed to measure student achievement of rigorous college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. Recent […]

(2015) As state education agencies (SEAs) implement more rigorous college and career readiness standards, school leaders must consider how students with disabilities will meet these standards. This checklist, designed to meet the needs of educators at all levels, provides an easy-to-use guide for making purchasing decisions. It identifies key considerations when deciding how to align […]

(February 2015) | Useful to Parent Centers in SSIP work and in advocacy for systems reform. Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), such as Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Supports (PBIS), are crucial to early identification of learning and behavioral challenges and timely intervention for students at risk for poor learning outcomes. When aligned […]

(Published August 2008) | Useful to Parent Centers in SSIP work This guide presents strategies that classroom teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students. The recommendations aim to help students gain more from their reading tasks, improve their motivation for and engagement in the learning process, and assist struggling readers […]