The Family Engagement In Education Act was introduced in Congress today. The bill, championed by the National PTA would:
provide incentives to districts and schools to implement best practices, such as parent leadership academies, placing family engagement coordinators in schools, and professional development for educators on how to partner with families.
The Family Engagement in Education Act would also strengthen the sole federal program dedicated to parent engagement, the Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRCs), to scale-up research-based strategies for engaging families. PIRCs currently serve over 16 million parents in all 50 states.
You can read more details about the bill in this downloadable PDF. It sounds pretty good to me.
However, I don’t have a clue what chances it has for passage. If you do, please leave a comment.