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CT PIRC is guided by the belief that families from ALL races and ALL cultures have strengths and can play a critical role in their children's educational success. CT PIRC has been recognized as a statewide leader in leveraging parent engagement efforts, providing resources and services to anyone who has a stake and/or a role in children's educational success. It is committed to partnering and collaborating with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), local education agencies, community and faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, and others to help ensure that families of all backgrounds have a voice in Connecticut education that is sought, respected, and valued.
To achieve this vision, CT PIRC partners with families and school districts to ensure that:
1families have access to all educational reform decisions that affect their children's success;
2families become collaborative partners within the decision-making process; and
3educational systems acknowledge the valuable contributions made by families.
CT PIRC helps districts adopt a training curriculum from the national School-Family-Community Partnerships (SFCP) Project combined with a conceptual approach that fosters: