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.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses and tagged with ABC book ABC ABC Guide ABC Guide to Educational Terms educational terms on August 08, 2011 #


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2011 Parent Leadership Conference Brochure

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Attached please find the brochure for the 2011 Parent Leadership Conference. Registration for the conference will be live on this website August 12th!

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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.*

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses Espanol and tagged with PIRC data book on September 27, 2010 #


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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.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses Espanol and tagged with family engagement governor's proclamation proclamation on September 24, 2010 #


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2010 Kansas Parent Leadership Conference Brochure

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This brochure presents detailed information on the 2010 Leadership Conference.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses Espanol and tagged with PLC Parent Leadership Conference on August 16, 2010 #


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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.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses Espanol and tagged with Order from KPIRC accountability on February 22, 2010 #


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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.

Filed under Schools Higher Education Businesses and tagged with community Parent Involvement Plan leadership on February 18, 2010 #

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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Institute for Youth, Education and Families

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The YEF Institute has published a new toolkit on Preventing Gang Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive. The toolkit draws upon lessons learned over the past three years from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, a 13-city network formed to identify strategies for reducing gang violence and victimization. The kit highlights a wide range of city practices and contains eight chapters divided into three sections: marshalling resources to fund anti-gang strategies; strategic partnerships within the criminal justice system, and with county agencies, schools, neighborhoods, and the faith community; and targeted approaches, including street-level outreach and facilitating reentry from detention facilities.

Filed under Families Schools Businesses and tagged with high school gang preventions guidance community family family school partnership public education parenting on January 15, 2010 #

Proclamation

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

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses Espanol and tagged with proclamation on October 09, 2009 #


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