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1 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do

2 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do

3 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do NCLB and Title 1 Schools Accelerated curriculum Effective instructional strategies High-quality professional staff Extra help Parent involvement

4 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do #1 Parent Involvement Policy Every Title 1 school must have a written parent involvement policy, developed with and approved by parents.

5 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do What Parents Can Do 1.Get a copy of your schools parent involvement policy 2.Share the policy with other parents in your school/district 3.Update the policy and make it as specific as possible 4.Find out what training is available and when

6 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do #2 School-Parent Compact Every Title 1 school must have a school compact, developed with and approved by parents.

7 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do What Parents Can Do Make sure the compact: Covers what is needed to help all children achieve to high academic standards Specifies how teachers will keep parents informed about their childrens progress Defines the terms of parent-teacher collaboration

8 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do #3 District Policy Every school district must have a written Title 1 parent involvement policy, developed with and approved by parents, and evaluated every year.

9 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do What Parents Can Do 1.Get a copy of your districts Title 1 parent involvement policy 2.Look for specific, concrete language that lays out how the district will meet its obligation

10 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do #4 Report Cards The school district must distribute a report card specifying how every school and the district as a whole are performing.

11 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do What Parents Can Do 1.Make sure the data in the school report card is addressed in the schools Title 1 or school improvement plan 2.Make sure the report card is designed and written in a way that is understandable

12 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do #5 Public School Choice If a Title 1 school has not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) over the past two or more years, parents have choices.

13 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do What Parents Can Do 1.Dont wait for your state to issue a report – find out how your school is doing 2.Find out whether your school has made (or not made) AYP for the past two years 3.Schedule a meeting with the principal to find out what the school is doing to improve achievement

14 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do #6 State Review The state education agency is responsible for monitoring Title 1 programs in its state.

15 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do What Parents Can Do 1.If you disagree with the district policy, express yourself 2.Ask the state Title 1 office to meet with district administrators to discuss your concerns 3.If you believe that the state is not doing its job for all children, contact the federal department of education

16 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do NCLB: What You Can Do Build Awareness Take Action Celebrate Success

17 The No Child Left Behind Act and Title 1 Schools What Parents Should Know and Do (800) 307-4PTA (4782)


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