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ERIC Number: EJ946479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1083-3080
It's the Law. Now What? How to Make Parent Involvement under ESEA-NCLB Work for You
Chevalier, Jacque
Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, v37 n1 p12-13 Sep 2011
One of National PTA's advocacy victories was ensuring that parent engagement requirements were included in The Elementary and Secondary Education/No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (ESEA/NCLB). In January 2002, it became the law of the land to hold Title 1 schools and parents jointly accountable for high student achievement. To help these schools and school districts engage parents and families, section 1118 of the law required districts receiving more than $500,000 from the federal government to set aside at least 1 percent of those monies for parent involvement programs. It is a great achievement to have a law passed, but it is even more important to see that the law is actually put into action. Unfortunately, even as National PTA is advocating for passage of the Family Engagement in Education Act of 2011, which contains increased funds and help for districts in developing family engagement programs, it has become apparent that many districts have not been fulfilling section 1118 requirements. Parents have the right to work with schools and districts to ensure that this money is being put to good use. The best way to do that is for parents to learn what the law says and how it affects them and their school. A guide to section 1118 requirements is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001