SACPIE was established in 2009 and is the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education. The Colorado General Assembly found that it was in the best interests of the state to create a state advisory council for parent involvement in educationthat will review best practices and recommend to policy makers and educators strategies to increase parent involvement in public education, thereby helping improve the quality of public education and raise the level of students’ academic achievement throughout the state. (C.R.S. § 22-7-301(2), 2012)
Promising Partnership Practices—Call for Submissions
The State Advisory Council on Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) and the Colorado Department of Education are hoping to share existing promising partnership practices from Colorado classrooms, schools, and districts during the upcoming Promising Practices Trainings. These practices can be from pre-school through K-12 and inclusive of postsecondary education. Promising practices are defined as “strategic family-school-community partnering actions or programs that are effective for a specific site or situation in supporting student success and hold promise for other sites.” These Standards were developed from research and are intended to guide families and educators as they work together in supporting student achievement. The Standards can be found at http://www.cde.state.co.us/sites/default/files/SACPIE_NationalStandardsGoalsIndicators_Family-SchoolPartnerships.pdf.
To submit a practice, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PromisingPractices2014
Promising Practices Training
CDE, in collaboration with SACPIE (the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education), will be conducting trainings about promising practices in engaging all families as partners in education. This event is geared toward District Family Partnership Liaisons (the district personnel appointed by superintendents to act as a connector on family and community engagement work).
This event is free and open to all interested participants wanting to learn more strategies to implement family partnerships initiatives for student success. This may include Family Partnership Liaisons, district personnel, school personnel, parent leaders, and District or School Accountability Committee members. It is recommended to attend the training as a district team.
Details for the trainings, as well as registration links, are available at the link below. http://www.cde.state.co.us/uip/familyengagement
On or before December 31, 2013, and on or before December 31 each year thereafter, the Council shall report to the State Board, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, and the Education Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives, or any successor committees, the council’s progress in promoting parent engagement in the state and in fulfilling the duties specified in this section.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Darcy Hutchins by phone: 303.866.5921 or by email: email@example.com
Family and School Partnership in Education Month
October 2013 was proclaimed Family and School Partnership in Education Month by Governor John W. Hickenlooper! View the proclamation in English and Spanish, explanation, and suggested resources in the Announcements section.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.