Presentation on theme: "Effective School Partnerships by North Carolina Parent Information and Resource Center A project of the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)"— Presentation transcript:
Effective School Partnerships by North Carolina Parent Information and Resource Center A project of the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)
NCPIRC 2007 Effective School Partnerships are EASY! Know how your child learns and develops Know the Teacher and the Principal Know your rights and how to assert them You just have to be in the KNOW
NCPIRC 2007 Know how your child learns and develops Children learn by watching and copying models Children learn by the consequences of their behavior I didn’t do my homework and will have to stay after school instead of going to the ballgame.
NCPIRC 2007 Know how your child learns and develops Auditory Visual Tactile
NCPIRC 2007 Know how YOUR school works! Each of these people plays an important role in your child’s education: Teacher Principal The School Board of Education Superintendent
NCPIRC 2007 Writing a Letter 1.The date 2.The name, address and title of the person 3.The child’s name and important background information 4.An explanation of the problem 5.Your question or request 6.If you are documenting a meeting, a list of what you understand to be said or agreed upon 7.A thank-you to the person for helping you 8.A time limit for a response or answer Be sure to include:
NCPIRC 2007 Know your rights! You have the right to: Review records Time off for school issues Talk with your child’s teacher
NCPIRC 2007 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Education Law affects every state and public schools in the country.
NCPIRC 2007 Facts about NCLB The goal of NCLB is for all students in public schools to be on grade level by 2014. Much of NCLB applies ONLY to Title 1 schools. The primary focus of NCLB is to improve the academic outcomes of low income students attending schools in “need of improvement”.
NCPIRC 2007 Requirements of NCLB School Report Cards Parent Involvement Policy Testing of your child Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Quality Teachers Supplemental Services (Title 1) School Choice (Title 1) English Language Learners
NCPIRC 2007 Ready for Partnership! Get involved in your child’s school! PTA Grade Parent School Committee member Parent organizations Advocate!