ERIC Number: ED483743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Involving Parents in "No Child Left Behind": Toolkit for Schools. Families-Schools-Communities: Learning Together. Bulletin No. 04127.
Landsverk, Ruth Anne
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), a major reform of the ESEA, was passed by Congress and signed into law on January 8, 2002. NCLB redefines the federal role in K-12 education and aims to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. NCLB is very complex and has many requirements with which state and local school districts must comply. This Learning Together booklet examines the major areas in which NCLB requires schools to involve and inform parents. It provides overviews of the NCLB Act, explains NCLB requirements, offers action steps for parent notification and involvement, and suggests strategies for communities to unite in improving the education of all children. Section 1 offers an overview of the NCLB and articles to help parents and educators understand how the law impacts schools and children's learning. Section 2 explains the requirements for parental notification and involvement under NCLB. Section 2A describes NCLB parent notification requirements; Section 2B describes NCLB parent involvement requirements. Both Sections 2A and 2B offer ideas, strategies, and sample materials schools can use to carry out the requirements in ways that families will understand and find useful. Section 3 provides strategies for families, schools, and communities to work together to improve education for all children. This document is intended to be a useful resource for district and building-level teams of teachers, parents, administrators, and community members to review as they consider ways to carry out NCLB directives, school improvement goals, and partnership-strengthening practices that help every child learn.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
Families in Education Program, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. Tel: 608-266-9757; Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Parents; Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Families in Education Program.