US Department of Education Parent Resources and Information:
Contact ED’s Information Resource Center for information on ED programs, resources, and events at 1-800-USA-LEARN.
Specific activities and resources include:
- "Education News Parents Can Use," a television series about ways to ensure children’s educational success. The third Tuesday of each month during the school year, Education News provides parents with the tools and information they need to be effectively involved in their children’s learning.
[For information on how to register visit the following URL and go to FAQs: http://www.ed.gov/news/av/video/edtv/index.html.]
- EDPubs, the Department’s Publication Center has a multitude of free materials and resources that can assist schools, parents, communities, and organizations in encouraging and maximizing parental involvement.
[EDPubs can be reached directly by calling 1-877-4ED-PUBS (433-7827). Order documents on-line at email@example.com.]
- The Achiever, a biweekly electronic newsletter that provides information, events and announcements about No Child Left Behind.
For other newsletters and journals from ED visit: http://www.ed.gov/news/newsletters/index.html
- National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, funded through the Southwest Regional Educational Laboratory (SEDL) by the Department’s Institute of Education Sciences, bridges research and practice to remove barriers to student achievement. The Center links people with research-based information and resources that they can use to effectively connect schools, families, and communities. The Center reviews emerging findings and research to develop an online database, annual conferences and annual reports to help advance procedural knowledge and provides training and networking across the regional educational laboratory system to link research findings to practice.
[For more information visit http://www.sedl.org/connections/about.html.]