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Parent and Family Engagement

The purpose of Parent and Family Engagement under Title I, Part A is to provide support to schools, family, and the community in the development of partnerships and building relationships.  Parent and Family Engagement focuses on increasing active participation, communication, and collaboration between all stakeholders, reaching beyond barriers of culture, language, disabilities, and poverty to improve education and other important outcomes for children, youth and adults.

In addition to participating in their child's education, Title I envisions parent participation in each of the three levels of decision making: state, district, and school. 

  • ESSA Takeaway-Changes to Section 1116 is a side by side comparison with NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Public Law 107-110 Section 1118/ESSA Public Law 114-95 Section 1116 


Schools and parents may use the Parent-Student-Teacher Compact template or the School-Parent-Traditional Compact template as a framework for the information to be included in their School-Parent Compact.

Districts may use the Parent and Family Engagement Best Practices Rubric and Assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the activities implemented at the school level.