We value parent involvement in student education and in our schools and programs. We encourage all parents to join us in helping all students achieve. Please contact our Title I Programs staff members for more information.

What is parental involvement under No Child Left Behind?

Parental involvement always has been a centerpiece of Title I. However, for the first time in the history of the ESEA, it has a specific statutory definition. The statute defines parental involvement as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring that —

  • parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  • parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
  • parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
  • other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA (Parental Involvement). [Section 9101(32), ESEA.]

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