The Family Engagement in Education Act of 2011 was introduced in Congress this past week.
The PTA has been pushing the bill, and you can read their press release about its introduction. Here is an excerpt:
The bill would provide incentives to districts and schools to implement best practices, such as parent leadership academies, place family engagement coordinators in schools, and provide professional development for educators on how to partner with families.
When I tried to see what the bill actually said, the sponsors’ congressional offices said they were still waiting to get official copies from the Government Printing Office. I don’t quite understand why they need it before they publish it online, but our government can work in strange ways…
I also have no idea about its likelihood of passage. Would anybody like to hazard a guess?