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DeVos, Betsy; Nielsen, Kirstjen M.; Azar, Alex M., II; Whitaker, Matthew – US Department of Education, 2018
In response to the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. The Commission conducted field visits,…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Prevention, Best Practices
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2016
Parents expect school districts and schools to keep their children safe while they are in school. That expectation of safety and security also extends to the protection of their children's learning data. Therefore, it is critical that school districts and schools are open and transparent about their student data privacy practices, and that those…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Security, Privacy, Information Utilization
Krueger, Keith R.; Moore, Bob – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
As technology has leaped forward to provide valuable learning tools, parents and policy makers have begun raising concerns about the privacy of student data that schools and systems have. Federal laws are intended to protect students and their families but they have not and will never be able to keep up with rapidly evolving technology. School…
Descriptors: Student Records, Data, Privacy, Technological Advancement
US Department of Education, 2014
Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline, Prevention
Federal Trade Commission, 2012
Back to school--an annual ritual that includes buying new notebooks, packing lunches, coordinating transportation, and filling out forms: registration forms, health forms, permission slips, and emergency contact forms, to name a few. Many school forms require personal and, sometimes, sensitive information. In the wrong hands, this information can…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Records (Forms), Student Records, Confidential Records
Louisiana Department of Education, 2012
This handbook was developed to support parents of children with disabilities in understanding the Federal and State requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It provides information that promotes working with the school district to help provide appropriate services to children, while informing parents of their…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, 2010
When you think of your child and how he or she is growing, you notice things like how soon he or she smiles, sits up, rolls over, or how well he or she walks, talks, holds a spoon, and feeds himself or herself. Children learn naturally during this time: by watching you and/or other children, and by being taught how to do different things. Because…
Descriptors: Child Development, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Early Intervention
Indiana Department of Education, 2010
As the parent of a child who has or may have a disability, the federal and state laws give them certain rights--called procedural safeguards. If they would like a more detailed explanation of these rights, they should contact the principal of their child's school, a school administrator, their local special education director, or any of the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Administrators, State Departments of Education
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2008
"The Achiever" is a monthly publication for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) "Promising Gains" among Urban School Districts: Nation's Report Card Reveals Greatest Increases in Math; (2) Tying Names to…
Descriptors: Privacy, Educational Change, Values Education, Educational Improvement
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Wartman, Katherine Lynk, Ed.; Savage, Marjorie, Ed. – ASHE Higher Education Report, 2008
This monograph is divided into three main sections: theoretical grounding, student identity, and implications. The first section, theoretical grounding of parental involvement, looks at the reasons parents today are more likely to be involved in their students' lives and then reviews the literature of K-12 education and compares that information…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, College Students, Parent Student Relationship, Parent School Relationship
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. – 1997
This guide summarizes procedural safeguards for children with disabilities and their parents. It was compiled from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Missouri State Plan for Special Education, local (Missouri) district Compliance Plans for Special Education, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Rights and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Confidentiality, Disabilities
Hale, Lynelle; Cottone, Ben – 1983
The information in this pamphlet is designed to assist parents in helping their children cope with divorce or separation. Parents are urged to build a constructive life for themselves and their children and to continue to make children feel that they are loved. There are four sets of guidelines offered to parents. The first two are designed to…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Coping, Divorce, Elementary Secondary Education
Schimmel, David; Fisher, Louis – 1987
This book explores parents' legal rights concerning their children's elementary and secondary education. Besides certain constitutional rights (including parents' right to direct their children's education), parents and students have been granted various rights under state and federal statutes. This book aims to demystify the law and provide…
Descriptors: Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship
Dornbush, Marilyn P.; Pruitt, Sheryl K. – 1995
This book provides practical guidance concerning children with the neurological impairments of attention deficit disorder, Tourette syndrome, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Section 1 focuses on helping those without neurological impairments understand these conditions. Topics covered include definitions, the deregulated arousal system,…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Classroom Techniques, College Entrance Examinations, Computer Assisted Instruction