ERIC Number: ED498517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Giving Parents Options: Strategies for Informing Parents and Implementing Public School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Under "No Child Left Behind"
US Department of Education
Since the passage of the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB), the evidence that it is working has continued to grow. Because of this law, teachers and parents are getting the information and help they need to help every child reach his or her best in school--and as a result, student achievement is rising across America. While school districts and states have made great progress in implementing the goals of No Child Left Behind on behalf of students and families, the work is clearly far from over. When schools do not meet annual performance goals for several years running, NCLB provides families with choices, including free tutoring and school transfers so their children can attend a better-performing school. By now, though, everyone has read reports or heard stories of families unable to take advantage of these important options. In December 2006, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, launched a project to learn more about how the public school choice and supplemental educational services provisions of the law are working. As part of this project, staff from the Office of Innovation and Improvement visited 14 school districts across the country, from Anchorage, Alaska, to Little Rock, Arkansas, to Miami, Florida. They listened to families, educators, and local and state administrators, and learned a great deal about the challenges and successes experienced in providing these options to parents. This handbook details the results of those discussions, providing ways for districts and states to make NCLB's public school choice and tutoring provisions work for students and families.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, School Choice, Change Strategies, Parent Participation, Supplementary Education, Program Implementation, Guidelines, Parent School Relationship, Formative Evaluation, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education, Parent Education, Educational Resources, School Restructuring
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.edpubs.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001