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1 Tennessee Parent Information and Resource Center Tennessee Voices for Children

2 Tennessee Parent Information and Resource Center Program (TPIRC) TPIRC is a federally funded, 5 year grant that provides resources to parents, schools, and communities in increasing parent involvement with the goal of increasing student academic achievement TPIRC staff will work with parents, educators and community members to connect parents to other parents and educators to foster increased parental involvement fulfilling NCLB requirements TPIRC has statewide, parent-focused, school-focused and early childhood components, providing a continuum of resources to children who are educationally and/or economically disadvantaged.

3 Fact sheets in a brochure format that explain District/School report cards, What is AYP, What is Public School Choice, Parent/School Compacts, and the Keys to Successful Parental Involvement Handouts for parents around homework issues, parent/teacher conferences, effective communication Handouts for teachers on establishing positive communication with parents

4 For educators : These trainings provide information, strategies and interventions to increase the ability of school staff to better understand and actively engage parents/families in their childs academic achievement. Engaging Families: What Weve Learned Family Matters What is Cultural Diversity?. Dealing with Change Successfully. Developing Parent Leaders Parents and Teachers Talking Together Responding to Children Under Stress

5 For parents/families: These trainings enable parents/families to better understand the critical role they play in their childs education and specific ways they can reinforce learning at home. What Does No Child Left Behind Mean for My Child? How can Supplemental Educational Services help my child? Child and Adolescent Development Keeping it Positive Were All in This Together A Parents Support System Being Involved=Success for Your Child Continuing Education at Home How to Make a Smooth Transition When Parents Need Support: Working with Your ADHD Child Helping Your Child to Achieve Response to Interventions (RTI) Parents as Leaders Holiday Survival Tips

6 TPIRC Regional staff are available to work with school districts and schools on issues relating to effective parental involvement. Priority is given to Title 1 and High Priority Schools. Examples: planning parental involvement events, identifying community resources and services, linking schools to community partners, recruiting parents for Parent Advisory Committees, School Improvement Committees

7 Tennessee State Department of Education Federal Programs Office of Early Childhood Office of Early Learning Committee of Practitioners State Improvement Grant Tennessee PTA Governors Council on Child Care Coordination Vanderbilt University, Center for Health Studies University of Tennessee SWORPS Memphis City Schools Read 20 Initiative, Chattanooga Memphis City Schools, Cooperative Family Learning Project Center for Literacy (East Tennessee State University) Porter Leath (Memphis) Woodbine Community Center (Nashville) Alignment Nashville Parent University Middle School Committee Alternative High School Committee Project GEAR UP Volunteer USA Dollar General Jason Foundation Regional Intervention Program (RIP) Network National Center for the Social and Emotional Foundation for Early Learning (CSEFEL

8 2008-9 Schools/Systems Served through TPIRC Metro Nashville Public Schools Robertson County School System Memphis City Schools Sam E. Hill Preschool, Knoxville Van Buren County Head start Montgomery County Head start Alignment Nashville Montgomery County Title 1 Learning Center Monroe County School System Williamson County School System Discovery School, Dickson, TN. Cascade El., Cascade, TN. Central El., Bruceton, TN. Spencer El., Spencer, TN.

9 Monica Causey, Project Coordinator 615-269-7751 ex. 133 Dr. Matt Timm, Early Childhood Coordinator 615-269-7751 ex. 116 Kathy Burton, West TN. Parent School Partnership Specialist 901-454-7262 Susan Ownby, East TN. Parent School Partnership Specialist 865-523-0701

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