What Parents Need to Know
September 2007
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U.S. Department of Education
Margaret Spellings

Office of Communications and Outreach
Lauren Maddox
Assistant Secretary

September 2007

This booklet is in the public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Communications and Outreach, Empowering Parents School Box: What Parents Need to Know, Washington, D.C., 2007.

To order copies of the School Box (order number—ED003651K):

write to: ED Pubs, Education Publications Center, U.S. Department of Education, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, Md. 20794-1398;

or fax your request to: (301) 470-1244;

or e-mail your request to:;

or call in your request toll-free: 1-877-433-7827 (1-877-4-ED-PUBS). If 877 service is not yet available in your area, call 1-800-872-5327 (1-800-USA-LEARN). Those who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a teletypewriter (TTY) should call 1-877-576-7734.

or order online at

The complete School Box is also available on the Department's Web site at:

On request, the School Box is available in alternate formats, such as Braille, large print or computer diskette. For more information, please contact the Department's Alternate Format Center at (202) 260-0852 or (202) 260-0818.

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