Parent Information Resource Center

PIRC
Parent Information Resource Centers

NC Parent Information and Resource Center

(NC PIRC)

Parent Partners

Parent Partners is a multi-level training and information project designed with parents, parent groups, schools and community participants in mind. Parent Partners has provided services to families and educators in Title 1 schools, schools in urban areas and to NC's lowest performing schools since 1985.

Parent Partners is funded through a grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement

http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/education/pirc.htm

To learn more about NCLB and School Improvement, try these helpful websites:

North Carolina Public Schools www.ncpublicschools.org/nclb/ses

North Carolina SES Service Provider List www.ncpublicschools.org/nclb/ses/providers

North Carolina Public Schools Choice www.ncpublicschools.org/nclb/schoolchoice

North Carolina Public Schools AYP www.ncpublicschools.org/nclb/abcayp

North Carolina Report Cards http://www.ncreportcards.org/

Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs) help implement successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that lead to improvements in student academic achievement and that strengthen partnerships among parents, teachers, principals, administrators, and other school personnel in meeting the education needs of children. Sec. 5563 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires the recipients of PIRC grants to: serve both rural and urban areas; use at least half their funds to serve areas with high concentrations of low-income children; and use at least 30 percent of the funds they receive for early childhood parent programs.

Website link

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/pirc/index.html