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Ben-Tov, Shoshana; Romi, Shlomo – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between parents' involvement related to their alertness of what happens in school and their identification with school and their children's attitudes toward school, social adjustment, self-efficacy and academic achievements. Design/methodology/approach: Questionnaires were answered…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Educational Attitudes
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
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Zimmerle, Joanna C.; Wall, Anne S. – Computers in the Schools, 2019
Although the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was enacted 20 years ago, the recently updated General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has renewed public interest in privacy policies. Under both COPPA and GDPR, companies must abide by strict regulations protecting children's personal data. Lengthy and oftentimes ambiguous policies…
Descriptors: Privacy, Computer Security, Computer Oriented Programs, Web Sites
Education Law Center, 2019
Parents, guardians, caregivers and school administrators will sometimes disagree over whether a student may enroll in or continue to attend a public school based on his or her place of residence. The information in this manual is designed to help parents, guardians and caregivers understand New Jersey's public school residency rules and to inform…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Residence Requirements, School Law, Place of Residence
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, US Department of Education, 2019
Tragic events in recent years underscore the need for school to be a safe and positive learning environment for every student. In the absence of a safe and positive learning environment, a student may feel disconnected, disregard consequences, and engage in bullying or other destructive behaviors. These conditions can foreshadow acts of violence…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, School Policy, Discipline Policy
Ohio Department of Education, 2019
"Each Child, Our Future" is Ohio's shared plan for ensuring each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent prekindergarten through grade 12 (preK-12) education. The plan's purpose: to lift aspirations, create hope and excitement, guide development of state-level education policies and…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2019
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 across the United States. The theme of this issue is "Purposeful Governance." Contents include: (1) New IDRA CEO Carries on IDRA's…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Sex Fairness
Flaherty, Sandy – National Catholic Educational Association, 2019
This book is a resource for those considering a Catholic education for their children. The purpose of this short narrative is to begin a discussion with parents on Catholic education philosophy and to illustrate how a Catholic faith-based education offers a good deal more than a diploma; it offers vision, direction and purpose. This resource is…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Philosophy, Religious Education, School Choice
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Dietetics, Students with Disabilities, Allergy
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that secures special education services for children with disabilities from the time they are born until they graduate from high school. The law was reauthorized by Congress in 2004, prompting a series of changes in the way special education services are implemented. These…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Positive Behavior Supports
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Lightfoot, Mary Henry – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2019
Advocating for deaf or hard of hearing child can be a daunting task … and intimidating. So many professionals around a table and the parent. What can parents do to advocate for deaf or hard of hearing children? Why is advocating for these child at school meetings important? As Apple says (2009), "There's an app for that!" The Laurent…
Descriptors: Parents, Advocacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Deafness
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Penland, Traci – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2019
This article is the story of how Traci Penland, the mother of three children, two of whom are deaf, stopped thinking of "the school"--the combined presence of teachers, professionals, support staff, deaf education specialists, audiologists, and administrators--as her enemy in her pursuit to help her daughter in her educational journey. A…
Descriptors: Deafness, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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Lillard, Angeline S.; McHugh, Virginia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Maria Montessori developed a form of education in the first half of the last century that came to be called by her surname, and research indicates it often has positive outcomes. In the years since its development, tens of thousands of schools worldwide have called their programs "Montessori," yet implementations vary widely, leading to…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Outcomes of Education, Program Implementation, Educational Philosophy
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Kinsella-Meier, Mary Ann – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2019
In educational settings, where decisions must regularly be made related to what type and focus of services to provide, having a parent/caregiver advocate in their corner can be very important to children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In this article, the author presents how to best support families and caregivers who are disconnected,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2018
This document begins by providing four tips parents and care takers can use to supporting childrens' reading skills at home: (1) Have conversations before, during, and after reading together; (2) Help children learn how to break sentences into words and words into syllables; (3) Help children sound out words smoothly; and (4) Model reading…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Young Children, Family Environment, Parent Role
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