Earlier this week, a group of civil rights groups and education advocates released a set of shared principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and I would draw your attention principle number two, just as an FYI:
States and districts [should] ensure that all Title I schools encourage and promote meaningful engagement and input of all parents/guardians – regardless of their participation or influence in school board elections – including those who are not proficient in English, or who have disabilities or limited education/literacy – in their children’s education and in school activities and decision-making. Schools communicate and provide information and data in ways that are accessible to all parents (e.g., written, oral, translated). (my emphasis)
An ESEA reauthorization bill is expected to be unveiled in the Senate this week.