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Regional Educational Laboratory Program

Parent Involvement Activities in School Improvement Plans in the Northwest Region

This report addresses the fact that although the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 spells out parent involvement requirements for schools in need of improvement, the majority (54 percent) of the 84 percent of Northwest Region school improvement plans reviewed failed to include such provisions. Many schools rely on communication as the primary way to involve parents-despite the wide range of parent involvement practices discussed in the literature.
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Issues & Answers
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Publication Date:
October 2008