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Information for parents and family members about becoming involved in the education of their children.

Academic Content Standards

Academic content standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject and at each grade level.  Since 2010, most states, including California, have passed the same set of standards for English language arts and math.  These standards, called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), reflect the knowledge and skills young people need for success in college and careers.  They differ in significant ways from the standards previously used in individual states.

The California Department of Education (CDE) has designed a Web page to provide information for students, parents, and guardians on the CCSS.  The information is found at Common Core State Standards.

The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopts academic content standards for all subject areas.  Current California standards for all subject areas may be viewed and downloaded at the CDE’s Web page for Content Standards.

Printed publications about state academic content standards may be purchased from the CDE Press Educational Resource Catalog.

Advisory Committees and Councils

This Web page includes information about advisory committees and councils mandated by state and federal legislation.

California Family Engagement (CAFE)

If you would like to receive e-mails regarding family engagement resources, activities, legislation and more, subscribe to the CAFE listserv by sending a blank message to A confirmation e-mail will be sent which you must confirm with a reply.

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Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents

The Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents (CMD) is a secure database to assist local educational agency (LEA) staff in locating parental notification documents translated into non-English languages. CMD provides information regarding state and federal laws requiring information to be provided to parents in language that is comprehensible to them.

Parents' Rights

Legal rights of parents to participate in their children's education: Chapter 864, Statutes of 1998 Education Code sections 51100-51102 External link opens in new window or tab.


California School Boards Association sample district policies related to parental involvement BP 6020 External link opens in new window or tab. and AR 6020 External link opens in new window or tab.

Federal legislation related to parental involvement External link opens in new window or tab.

State Board of Education policy related to parental involvement

Sample Title I School-Level Parental Involvement Policy (See also, School-Parent Compacts information, below)

Ten Tips for Developing or Revising Parental Involvement Policies (DOC; Posted Jul-2015)

Title I Parental Involvement Policies and Compacts (PPT; Posted Jul-2015)

Accessible Alternative Version (AAV) of Title I Parental Involvement Policies and Compacts (English)


School-Parent Compacts

A school-parent compact is a required component of the school-level parental involvement policy at schools receiving Title I funds.

Schools That Have Been Recognized For High Achievement

Title I, Part A

Questions: Nancy Bodenhausen | | 916-445-4904 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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