ERIC Number: ED485919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
A Guide to the Tool Kit for Hispanic Families
US Department of Education
Children are engaged in one of life's most important pursuits--getting an education. Parents will be asked to make decisions to help steer them in the right direction. To make the right choices, parents must have the best information, and that is what the "Tool Kit for Hispanic Families" is all about. This tool kit will show parents what to expect from schools, teachers and students, at all ages and grade levels. It will tell parents how to help their child through school, what resources are available, and what parents, the family and the community can do to help children learn. Today, school children enjoy new benefits and expectations under the "No Child Left Behind Act," the U.S. law for K-12 education. These include a quality education, regardless of one's country of origin or language spoken at home. Under this law, standards are higher, and all schools are held accountable for meeting them. Just as important, parents are given information about their child's progress, and their school's performance. [This tool kit was also prepared by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.]
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Parent School Relationship, Parent Education, Federal Legislation, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.