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Education Law Center, 2018
There is no question that students who experience homelessness, like all students, are entitled to be educated. A federal law, known as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, requires states to provide homeless children and youth with the same access to free appropriate public education as is available to other students. The Act also requires…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Student Rights, Access to Education, Barriers
Bassett, Katherine, Ed.; Bigham, Brett, Ed.; Calvert, Laurie, Ed. – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2017
This is the first in a series of booklists drawn from recommendations by State and National Teachers of the Year and Finalists for State Teacher of the Year. This booklist is a resource for educators, parents, community members, and policy makers interested in reaching young people on issues of social justice. The collection of more than 200 books…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Reading Lists, Books, Preschool Education
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development, 2017
This "Report Card to the Public" is a useful, yet limited, resource for families, communities, and policy makers to determine if Alaska's schools are working as well as they should for all students. Through Alaska's Education Challenge, Alaskans expressed three commitments toward the shared vision for an excellent education for every…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Academic Standards, Educational Assessment, National Competency Tests
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
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Fish, Leigh Ann – Parenting for High Potential, 2017
The array of choices for early education can be overwhelming. Learning about the more prevalent approaches and their unique philosophies can help parents select a program that works for their precocious children. Some of these approaches include childcare/daycare, early entrance, Head Start, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf. The National…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Choice, Academically Gifted, Educational Methods
Duffield, Barbara; Julianelle, Patricia; Santos, Michael – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2016
This document provides answers to frequently asked questions on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and the education rights of children and youth in homeless situations, based on the amendments made by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, which took effect on October 1, 2016. The answers are general responses based on federal statutes,…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Childrens Rights, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Children Now, 2014
The birth of a child can be a simultaneously joyous and challenging time for families. Virtually all parents will struggle with the enormous physical and emotional demands of parenting a very young child, but for too many California families those challenges are additionally compounded by poverty, housing instability, lack of social support, or…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Poverty, Housing, Child Rearing
Illinois State Board of Education, 2014
Many parents wonder what they can do to ensure that their preschoolers will be successful when they enter school, especially now with so much emphasis on state testing and learning standards. Through play and everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping, young children acquire the information and skills needed to learn more…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Preschool Children, State Standards, Preschool Education
Pavlekovic, Margita, Ed.; Kolar-Begovic, Zdenka, Ed.; Kolar-Super, Ruzica, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
The universities and faculties which educate teachers of mathematics for teaching pupils/students of any age group from pre-school age to higher education carefully monitor and compare valuable results of this research, detect the areas in which the mathematical achievements of pupils should be improved at the national level and propose the ways…
Descriptors: Operations Research, Geometric Concepts, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Guides
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Powell, Greta; McCauley, Abbie Wheeden – Young Exceptional Children, 2012
Research has shown that strong school-home partnerships are critical to the success of intervention efforts aimed at improving the developmental functioning of young children (Dunst & Dempsey, 2007). Accordingly, family-professional partnering has been a recommended practice in effective intervention delivery for young children with special needs…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Disabilities
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2012
As any parent of a child with autism knows, your life changes and you take on new roles after your child receives a diagnosis of autism. Ready or not, you are now expected to be an expert on interventions, support professionals, and special education. Suddenly, your concerns and worries are different from the parents around you. While they may be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Autism
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Hertzog, Nancy B. – Parenting for High Potential, 2012
Hakeem, Emily, Jose, and Latisha are all entering preschool in the fall. Their mothers are looking for the highest quality early childhood program they can find. Is there a guide for them to find a five-star program? Are all certified or accredited programs of equal quality? How do these parents and guardians know what defines quality in early…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Preschool Education, Young Children, Educational Quality
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy; Ghoting, Saroj Nadkarni – ALA Editions, 2010
This innovative and practical kit, put together by two well-known specialists in the field of early literacy, contains everything storytime presenters for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers need to spread the word about school readiness skills to adult caregivers. The kit includes: (1) An accessible handbook with a…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Reading Readiness, Caregivers, Emergent Literacy
PACER Center, 2010
A child's third birthday is an important day. Aside from being a time to celebrate, it also marks the transition from Help Me Grow Infant and Toddler Intervention services to a preschool option. This transition changes the services available to a parent and how they are provided, as the focus moves from a child with a disability or developmental…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Young Children, Developmental Delays
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