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U.S. Department of Education, Community Update
Issue No. 91 September 2001
Photo of three boys at the National Conference for Community and Justice

"The more we share with parents about this type of research?the more they will start to ask themselves 'What am I teaching my baby?'"

Lisa Kaufman, coordinator of the Early Advantage program for the Los Angeles County Office of Education

This Month's Focus:
Families Involved in Learning

Inside Update . . .

  • Priming the Primary Educator
    A look at parent involvement programs from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, including the Early Advantage Center slated to open this fall at a Southern California mall.

  • "Ready to Read, Ready to Learn"
    White House Summit Highlights New Research on Early Childhood Learning

  • Pediatric Program Reaches Out to Families
    Pediatricians prescribe "reading" antidote in a Boston-based program called "Reach Out and Read."

  • Satellite Town Meeting
    September 18 broadcast, first of the 2001-2002 season, will focus on the most productive ways that parents can contribute to their children's academic success.

  • Staying Involved During the High School Years
    In an interview with Community Update, Derrick Smith, a parent at James Madison Memorial High School, in Madison, Wis., speaks about the importance of parent involvement in high school students' education.

  • Camp Fire's Family Club Builds Partnerships
    A member of Education's Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (PFIE), Camp Fire USA builds home-school connections through its new project.

  • About our Partners
    A roundup of recent activities of PFIE members, including the Harvard Family Research Project, IBM, and the National Center for Family Literacy

  • Calendar
    Schedule of conferences and other activities sponsored by PFIE members.

  • Linking Families to Education Information
    A listing of services provided by the Information Resource Center, the public information arm of the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Credits
    Community Update is published by the Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, U.S. Department of Education.

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Last updated—November 26, 2001 (eal)