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Doing what matters most: How parents can help their children succeed at school
We reviewed thirty years of research on parent involvement, and the kind of involvement that makes the biggest difference to students’ chances for success in school isn’t what most parents might expect.
Special Education Follow-up on VFM Section 3.14, 2008 Annual Report
This report from the Auditor-General follows up on the recommendations made in its 2008 report on special education services.
The Impact of New York’s School Libraries on Student Achievement and Motivation
This article examines the results of the first phase of the New York State School Library Impact Study.
The Parent Inclusion Manual
What helps parents feel connected to their children’s schools? This manual includes research on parent involvement, and features tips and ideas from parent and community organizations to support parent engagement at school.
Auditor-General’s report on Special Education, 2008
This report from the Auditor-General of Ontario examines special education services and funding in Ontario.
Parent Engagement: Creating a shared world
In a paper for the Ontario Education Research Symposium, Dr. Debbie Pushor distinguishes between parent involvement and parent engagement, and talks about parent engagement as an alternative way to connect parents and teachers.
Special Education Transformation: Recommendations of the Working Table on Special Education
The Working Table on Special Education was established by Minister of Education Gerard Kennedy in May 2005 to reform how students with special needs receive support in school.
A parent’s guide to special education in Ontario
This guide, developed by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO), helps parents understand how the special education system works, how to access help for their child, and how to be effective advocates.
Achieving information literacy: Standards for School Library Programs in Canada
This standards handbook, prepared by the Canadian Association for School Libraries, provides guidance for the development of school library programs that will support students as they take their place in a learning society.