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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2019
This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year 2018-2019 "Parental Right to Know Guide" informs parents on their rights with regard to the following: (1) Notice of Non-Discrimination and Non-Retaliation; (2) Teachers and Paraprofessionals; (3) Student Achievement (PARCC Data); (4) Student Records; (5) Unsafe School Choice Option;…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Public Schools, Access to Information, Guides
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2018
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children in Texas and across the United States. The theme of this issue is "Rejecting a Return to Tracking." Articles include: (1) Getting it…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Quality, Equal Education, College Bound Students
Sayko, Sarah – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
You and the school share responsibility for your child's language and literacy learning. Collaborate with your school to make decisions about your child's literacy education right from the start. Your child benefits when you and the school work together to support her literacy development. Working together promotes faster development and catches…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Literacy Education, Parent Role, Reading Skills
Sayko, Sarah; Christman, J. – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
A literacy advocate supports or speaks out for someone else's educational needs or rights in reading, writing, and language. As a family member, you know your child best. You have seen your child's literacy skills progress over time. You can embrace your role as an advocate and learn how to work together with your child's school toward common…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Advocacy, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship
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
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Foster, Joanne – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
As part of her series, "ABCs of Being Smart," Joanne Foster presents time-tested tips for parents of toddlers to teens. Categories include: traits to tap when meeting with teachers to strengthen home and school connections or resolve any issues; strategies for parents to add to their "toolbox"; and tactical measures to consider…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Child Rearing, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
One of the most common questions the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) receives from parents is, "How should I advocate for my child in the classroom?" Dr. Joan Smutny first tackled this topic for "Parenting for High Potential" in 2002, but her practical, step-by-step approach is still very applicable today. Some…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Parent School Relationship, Advocacy
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Miller, Erin – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
It is report card time at your child's school. You are curious as to how your child is being perceived and how well the teacher is meeting his or her needs. As you expect, there is a neat line of good grades. At the bottom is written this note: "(Your child) is doing well on her school work, but she does not suffer fools gladly."…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Student Needs
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Allen, Amy E. – Childhood Education, 2013
As an early childhood professional, this author spent the first 17 years of her career as an advocate for children and their families. With an advanced degree in early childhood special education, she learned about the pitfalls and triumphs of special education. After leaving the classroom and entering the world of academia in teacher education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Disabilities
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Fettig, Angel; Schultz, Tia R.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Young Exceptional Children, 2013
Challenging behavior is often a source of frustration for parents. Challenging behavior is defined as any behavior that interferes with children's learning and development, is harmful to children and to others, and puts a child at risk for later social problems or school failure (Bailey & Wolery, 1992; Kaiser & Rasminsky, 2003). Children's…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Social Problems, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
Children and adolescents are establishing patterns of behavior that affect both their current and future health. Young people are at risk for engaging in tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use, participating in violence or gang activities, and initiating sex at an early age. However, a growing body of research demonstrates that enhancing protective…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Health Promotion, Smoking, Outcomes of Education
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Deitz, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Today's gifted children in middle school truly need advocates to ensure that school remains challenging through the middle grades and that the actions related to learning and talent development are positive experiences. Middle-grade advocates need a reason, a bit of prep, and a plan in order to be super advocates for children. As Chair for the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Stakeholders, Middle School Students, Advocacy
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McGee, Christy D. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
The author was pondering the parent perspective of acceleration, and she realized that people are always hearing "ifs" and "buts" when discussing this topic. There are many "if" and "but" questions. In this article, the author focuses on the following four: (1) "If" my child is complaining of being bored in class, does that mean he or she needs to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Student Needs, Emotional Response, Academically Gifted
George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2011
Communication between home and school is good for kids. Keeping families up-to-date about upcoming events is important, but it's not enough to fully engage parents as partners. When schools and families really work together, that sets the stage for all kinds of benefits. The National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education reports that…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Conferences, Family School Relationship
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Cooper, Carolyn R. – Parenting for High Potential, 2011
In this article, the author presents questions that can help parents determine: (1) whether or not their child's school has a special program for gifted and talented (GT) students; (2) how valid it is; and (3) whether or not it's appropriate for their high-potential child. Each question is direct, to the point, and intended to help parents find…
Descriptors: Special Programs, Gifted, Parents, Academically Gifted
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