ERIC Number: ED348136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
[The Information for Parents Series: 11 Pamphlets in English and Spanish.]
National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.
Twelve pamphlets in a series for parents cover a variety of school-related information. The pamphlets are as follows: (1) Parent Involvement (how schools will benefit, why parents should be involved, and parent rights); (2) Parent/Teacher Conference (why conferences are important, how parents can prepare, what happens, and what to do afterwards); (3) Corporal Punishment (what it is, where it has been abolished, federal policy, why it should be eliminated, and what parents can do); (4) Suspension & Due Process (due process and its legal basis, procedures for short-term and long-term suspension, parental challenges and what to do if your child is suspended, and the hearing process); (5) Parents Organizing (why parents should organize, parents' rights to organize, steps in organizing, and guidelines for effectiveness); (6) Access to School Records (parents' rights, how to gain access, rights to challenge and correct records, controlling access, and legal enforcement of rights); (7) How to Appeal (what an appeal is, when to appeal, steps to take, guidelines for effective action, and school responsibilities); (8) Educating Children with Disabilities (parents' rights, Public Law 94-142, legal requirements, steps in the process, what to do when parents disagree); (9) Individualized Education Program (definition, parents' rights, school responsibilities, content, how to be an advocate); (10) When You Disagree (starting a hearing process, when and how to appeal, problems with the process, other actions, and legal fees); (11) Parents and Dropout Prevention (what parents can do, warning signs, family-related conditions, school factors, and what to do at home and school); (12) Educational Rights of Children with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) (federal and state laws and court decisions; language assistance programs generally provided by schools, rights of LEP children and parents, what to do if inadequate or no language instruction is provided). Separate English and Spanish versions of each pamphlet (with one exception) are included. (LB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Accessibility (for Disabled), Child Advocacy, Children, Corporal Punishment, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, School Law, Student Records
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Citizens in Education, Columbia, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act