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A Resource Book for Parents
2000 Edition

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Under Secretary
Planning and Evaluation Service

U.S. Department of Education
Rod Paige

Office of the Deputy Secretary
William Hansen
Deputy Secretary

Planning and Evaluation Service
Alan Ginsburg

August 2000

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This third edition of the handbook was prepared by Dan Morrissey assisted by Sarah Abernathy and Dan Goldenberg under the direction of Alan Ginsburg. The two previous editions were prepared by Valentina Tikoff and Elizabeth Eisner.

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