Parental Engagement
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The mission of the Parental Involvement Exchange (PIE) is to assist school district personnel, school board members, parents, parent advocates, school parent organizations, business and community partners in understanding and meeting the parental involvement provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). To make available to our clients and those actively engaged in working with parents, vital information and resources to assist them in closing the achievement gap and improving the teaching/learning process.

To find out about how we accomplish this mission, please read this page.

Data Driven

Data Driven Decision Making is essential to teaching all children to high levels, which is the goal all districts and schools should achieve.

"Without data you are just another person with an opinion." - Improving Your School: A Parent and Community Guide to No Child Left Behind, The Education Trust, 2003.

How to Use this Website

If you are an individual/group committed to helping a school/district, you must begin by reading these three documents:

  • Parental Involvement: Title 1 Part A Non-Regulatory Guidance, April 23, 2004
  • LEA and School Improvement Non-Regulatory Guidance, Revised July 21, 2006
  • Charter School Programs, Title V, Part B, Non Regulatory Guidance, July 2004.

These three documents are available on the left side of the home page.

PIE also wants to improve professional development opportunities and the sharing of the best practices for individuals who are responsible for implementing parental involvement at the state, district or school level, thus enabling more effective engagement of parents and communities for participation with public and public charter schools.

"It doesn't matter what the families look like, where they come from, what their educational backgrounds are, their race, their ethnicity; if they are engaged in their children's education, we see kids doing better."