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Abstract

Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) provide statewide leadership, capacity-building, technical assistance, training and support in the implementation of effective parent involvement policies, programs, and activities to improve student academic achievement. PIRCs, which were established in 1995 and later authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA-NCLB), are funded through a competitive grant process administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. Currently, there are sixty-two PIRCs across the nation, with at least one in each state. Recently, PIRCs have transitioned from providing direct services to using a quality framework that creates a statewide infrastructure for parental involvement and leadership.

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Model Partnerships
Leveraging Resources and Capacity for PIRCs and PTAs