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Parent Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) support the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act (ESEA,formerly No Child Left Behind or NCLB) and its
most important goals: parent involvement and school accountability.
ESEA gives schools an increased responsibility of effectively involving parents in
their child’s education.
PIRCs make this happen by:
- Meeting families where they are
Reaching out and providing parents with information about the choices
and opportunities available to them for their child’s education.
PIRCs and the programs they offer are family-friendly, providing information
at times and places and in languages that work for the parents in their community.
ESEA places parents at the center of school improvement and student achievement.
The ESEA legislation mentions parents more than 900 times. PIRCs are the Department
of Education’s only program with the purpose of supporting parents.