Resources for Parents
Parents for Public Schools – www.parents4publicschools.org
Hinds County Public Schools - http://www.hinds.k12.ms.us
Mississippi Department of Education – www.mde.k12.ms.us
Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Education Services Foundation – www.esfweb.com/capp.html
A comprehensive planning program providing a range of information and counseling to Mississippi students and their families in the areas of personal assessment, career possibilities, school selection and wise financing.
Mississippi Office of Healthy Schools - http://healthyschoolsms.org/ Focuses on and promotes the link between healthy students and schools and academic achievement. Offers physical education program state policy and procedures, contacts, linked references, and downloadable resources.
Parent Engagement and Advocacy
An independent, non-partisan organization of
(The) Right Question Project – www.rightquestion.org
Offers educational strategies to help people build skills to get involved in issues that effect them.
Public Agenda – www.publicagenda.org
Nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen research organization.
Helps communities bring large numbers of diverse people into democratic, face-to-face dialogue and action on critical public issues.
Institute for Responsive Education (IRE) – www.responsiveeducation.org
Non-profit organization that promotes family and community involvement in education with a special emphasis on issues of education equity.
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – www.pta.org Volunteer organization working exclusively on behalf of children and youth.
National Parent Information Network (NPIN) – www.npin.org
Project of the ERIC system. NPIN’s mission is to provide access to research based information about the process of parenting and about family involvement in education.
Lexicon of Learning -http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Lexicon_of_Learning/Lexicon_of_Learning.aspx
Glossary of educational terms