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Parental Information and Resource Centers.

The Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRC) program grant competition is now open. The application deadline is May 15. (Apr. 13)

A technical assistance conference call to answer questions from prospective PIRC applicants is scheduled for April 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. No pre-registration is necessary. Please call 1-866-215-1938 a few minutes before 1:00 p.m. to participate. A technical assistance webcast is available on the PIRC website as well. (Apr. 13) (Apr. 13)

The Notice of Proposed Priority for the FY 2007 competition for the Magnet Schools Assistance Program has been published in the Federal Register. The priority requires applicants to focus on expanding their capacity to provide public school choice by using magnet schools as choice options for parents whose children attend schools that have been identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring under Title I of ESEA. There will be a 30-day comment period. (Apr. 10)

May 1 through 7 will mark National Charter Schools Week. A showcase event has been scheduled in conjunction with the Office of Innovation and Improvement as part of a national effort to highlight the contributions of charter schools. Register now; sessions are filling up. (Apr. 13)
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Title Annotation:From the Office of Innovation and Improvement
Publication:The Education Innovator
Date:Apr 13, 2006
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