Who We Are
The Florida Parental Information and Resource Center at the University of South Florida (Florida PIRC at USF ) is a federally funded project of the US Department of Education which began in October, 2006.
What We Do
The Florida PIRC at USF
provides training and technical assistance to schools and districts on ways to effectively involve parents in their children’s education in order for all students to achieve at the highest academic level. The Florida PIRC at USF
also helps schools and districts meet the requirements for parent involvement of the No Child Left Behind
), Title I legislation. This includes development of policies, compacts, workshops, and other resources for parents. The Florida PIRC at USF
especially seeks to support families of children who may be educationally disadvantaged because of economic factors, differences in language, or learning challenges. Significant emphasis also is given to supporting early childhood parent education, recognizing that a solid foundation for learning is best established in the early years
To empower Florida’s families to support children’s academic success through leading edge parent involvement practices and partnerships.