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2013-14 Annual Tennessee Department of Education "Family Involvement" Districts and Schools Survey:
The 2013-14 Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) "Family Involvement Survey" will be provided to principals across the state of Tennessee this month. The annual survey is used to partially fulfill Senate Bill 293, “Tennessee Standards for Family-School Partnerships,” which was enacted into law in 2009. Please click here to preview the survey, as additional goals for each standard have been added to this year’s survey. Schools will receive a link to Survey Gizmo to complete the actual survey via the superintendent's Principal's Update. The due date for the survey is April 22, 2014.
Knox County Textbooks Available for Review: Parents and community members who wish to review the new K-12 social studies textbooks proposed for use in Knox County Schools during the 2014-15 school year can view the selections until close of business on Wednesdays, April 2, 2014 at the Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (8-1) Tipton Avenue).
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Lending Library Is Now Available Online! Knox County Schools Family and Community Engagement Department and Family Resource Center have an extensive collection of books, covering many topics, that are available to be checked out! Click On "Lending Library" on the top right side tab to view the collection.
2013-14 DAC Meeting Dates Announced: KCS Family and Community Engagement Department District Advisory Council (DAC) Announces 2013-2014 Meeting Dates! Click here for print out of dates and more information about DAC!
The KCS Family and Community Engagement Manual is available on FCE website and open to the public! To view the manual and its supporting documents click here.
CLASSES AND EVENTS
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SAVE THE DATE and DATES TO REMEMBER!
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KNOXVILLE PARENT NEWSPAPER Articles
Discussion Topics (Blogs)
TRACEY MATTHEWS: Teen and Parent Communication...Help! A Parents-Helping-Parents Blog Posted: Tuesday, February 18 Discuss
TRACEY MATTHEWS: How's THAT Working For You?! (A Parent-to-Parent Blog) Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:46 PM Discuss
TRACEY MATTHEWS: Family and Community Engagement Barriers Posted: Monday, February 28, 2011 Discuss
TRACEY MATTHEWS: Who Are Our Family and Community Engagement Gold Medalists! Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:21 PM Discuss
Family Engagement Materials
1. NCLB School-Parent Compact Samples and Resources
2. School Family Engagement Policy Samples
3. TN Standards for Family School
Partnerships - State Legislation
4. The PTA National Standards