National PIRC Coordination Center
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About the Center


The National PIRC Coordination Center, funded by the US Department of Education Parental Information and Resource Center program, provides technical assistance to PIRCs across the US.

SEDL, in collaboration with the nationally recognized Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP), established the National PIRC Coordination Center in 2006 to provide technical assistance to PIRCs throughout the nation. The Miko Group serves as an integral technical assistance component for the Coordination Center.

  • SEDL has focused on family involvement since its inception in the mid-1960s. For the past 6 years SEDL has operated the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools, which provides research-based tools for building partnerships that boost student achievement, particularly among traditionally underserved groups.
  • The Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) helps stakeholders develop and evaluate strategies to promote the well being of children, youth, families, and communities. HFRP's work focuses on early childhood education, out-of-school time programming, family and community involvement in education, and evaluation.
  • The Miko Group, Inc., a veteran-owned small business based in Norman, Oklahoma, has extensive experience assisting USDE in conference planning, including developing related materials, facilitating presenter and participant travel and providing program management support.
Funding for the PIRC program as a whole has been discontinued by the US Department of Education. Therefore, most PIRC programs are no longer in operation although several are continuing with funding from other sources. You may contact PIRCs directly to determine their status.
Free Webinar Series
The U.S. Department of Education and its partners invite you to view the archive for the webinar, Bringing it All Together: Family and Community Engagement Policies in Action, which took place on November 16, 2011.

This is the ninth and final webinar in the series, Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement.
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