The ABC Book of Educational Terms: A Plain Language Guide for Parents

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The purpose of this guide is to provide Kansas families with a resource of commonly used educational terms. Many of the terms selected for this plain language guide appear in current state and federal legislation that is of particular interest to parents. If you would like a free copy in pdf format emailed to you, please contact our office.

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Great Families Mean Great Schools: PIRC Outcome Data, 2008-2009

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From the National PIRC Information Resource Center. The Parental Information Resource Center (PIRC) program is a nationwide effort designed to build successful family involvement in education. The program supports families’ engagement in improving the education of their children and builds effective home-school partnerships. Funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, the program focuses on projects serving families of English Language Learners, low-income, and racially and culturally diverse children from cradle to career. There are 62 PIRCs, each chosen through a competitive process, resulting in at least one in every state, the District of Columbia and most U.S. territories.*

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2010 Proclamation of Family Engagement Month

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Governor Mark Parkinson has declared October, 2010 to be Family Engagement Month. This official proclamation will download as a pdf file.

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KPIRC 2008-2009 Annual Summary Report

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The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations promote the educational success of every Kansas child. This report summarizes the work of the KPIRC for the 2008-09 grant year.

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Working With Parents: Strengthening Families

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The Working with Parents videos are the result of work from Lynn McDonald who piloted the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program at Beacon Primary School, located in a challenging Liverpool community in the UK. The school recruited 14 families to take part in the American-style community-building program. Over seven weeks, the families took part in activities, such as singing and cooking together, and discovered what a sense of community feels like. These videos show how links between communities and schools can affect children’s welfare and education. Some of the topics include: supporting parents across communities; strengthening the family; the strengthening families, strengthening communities approach; and social isolation and parenting.

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Engaging All Parents

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Research about the positive impact of Parent Involvement, presented by KPIRC Director, Jane Groff.

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Proclamation

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Proclamation by Governor Mark Parkinson that October, 2009 is Parent Involvement month.

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The Business Roundtable

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The Business Roundtable is a public policy organization made up of various task forces, including education and the workforce. The Business Roundtable’s task force focusing on Education and the Workforce has excellent resources, including the No Child Left Behind Business Leaders Toolkit.

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Business Coalition for Education Reform

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Business Coalition for Education Reform is a business coalition focused on increasing student achievement by promoting business involvement in education.

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AEC

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Family Economic Success is an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, focusing on workforce development, family economic support and community investment.

Filed under Businesses and tagged with economics family on October 30, 2008 #