Since the adoption of the No Child Left Behind legislation in 2001, the set aside amount of funding for parent involvement activities in a school district has been pegged a 1% of budgeted amounts over $500,000. Now, with the proposed re authorization of NCLB, the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, has proposed an amount of funding for parent involvement that would double that percent to a 2% set aside. In addition, states will be allowed to offer an additional 1%for new research based strategies. Continue reading
Looking for materials for your parent involvement program? Look no further that the U.S. Department of Education’s website! Here you can find a wealth of well-written material for teacher and parents. They can be downloaded for free and copies made available for distribution. Check out the following links.
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The U. S. Department of Education has recently published a new booklet to its downloadable collection. This one is entitled “A Guide to the Toolkit Hispanic Families”.
Of course, it’s available in both English and Spanish. The toolkit provides information about what you should know, how “No Child Left Behind” can help you and how to use the toolkit.
It also is provides specific information at the elementary, middle and high school level for parents.
An additional booklet provides homework tips for parents.
You would like download the booklet please go to the following link:
Finding and using parent involvement idea’s can be a daunting task for administrators and teachers. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Workshops for teachers:
The NCLB regulations require that staff received training to encourage parent involvement. You can arrange teacher workshops be held after school were during the summer recess on topics such as:
- Working with Parents Successfully
- Reaching the Hard to Involve Parent
- Working with non-Native Speakers
- Multicultural Education
- Gang Prevention
Make sure you’ve survey your staff and asked them what they need. Use that information put together a program for them.