Parent involvement in education
is like the frosting on
it makes it complete and
oh so sweet.
be involved, parents and family members need information.
STEP, Inc. collaborated with the Tennessee Department of Education on new
information guides that families can use to become informed,
empowered, and engaged in their child’s education.
The Tennessee “Say Dyslexia” law requires school districts
to screen all students for characteristics of dyslexia. The new Dyslexia Overview for Parents one-page
guide includes information about the law, school obligations, the
screening process, tips for parents, and resources. The “Say Dyslexia” Law Overview for School
Districts provides requirements of the “Say Dyslexia” law,
universal screening process summary, continuum of programming, and resources
Dyslexia Overview for Parents
"Say Dyslexia" Law - Overview for School Districts
Guide to Parent Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education is
an overview of some of the provisions of special education. It is designed
to assist families in understanding their rights and responsibilities in
the special education process. Parents of children who receive or may be
eligible for special education services have rights under both the TN Rule
0520-01-09 and The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA 2014). An important
part of these laws provides parents with the right to participate in their
Quick Guide to Parents Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education
What can you do with the information in these Information
questions you have for your next IEP team meeting.
child’s teacher how your child is doing in reading compared to their
guides with families, administrators, and educators
Please contact a member of
the STEP Team if we can be of assistance in understanding your rights.