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Session One

Community Resources PFAST 1-30-23

Parent- School Relationship

Health and Wellness

Out of School Time



Community Involvement

Session Two

Durham Pre-Kindergarten

Parent Concern Communication Ladder 

Education Resources Information Center

Durham Public Schools

NC Department of Public Instruction

U.S. Department of Education, Questions Parents Ask about Schools 

Session Three

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher

9 Things to Ask at at Your Parent Teacher Conference

Resources on Parent Teacher Conferences from

Session Four

22 Remote Learning Tips for Parents Helping at Home 

NC DPI Quick Reference Guides 

NC DPI Standards, Curriculum & Instruction

NC ELA Standards by Grade

DPS Graduation Requirements Policy

DPS 2021 – 2022 Middle School Course Guide

DPS 2021 – 2022 High School Course Guide

Session Five

DPS Parents Guide to Tests and Assessments

NC DPI Testing Information for Parents

North Carolina School Report Cards

NC Statewide Testing Information 

National Assessment of Educational Progress -The Nation’s Report Card

State Data Summaries

End-of-Course Assessments

NC Accountability Standards

Durham Public Schools School Report Cards

i-Ready Family Center

Session Six

Legal Aid North Carolina Right to Education Project

Education Advocacy Issue Spotting Checklist

REP Education Advocacy Toolkit

Resources About Exceptional Children Program

Remote IEP Meeting Tip Sheet

Durham EC Connect 

Modifying an IEP or 504 for Distance or Hybrid Learning

Sample Letter to Document a Problem or Request an IEP Meeting

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC)

Center for Parent Information and Resources

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy

Public Schools of North Carolina Exceptional Children’s Division 

Sample IEP Form

Sample Form to Track Your Student’s Special Education Services

Parents Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education: NC Notice of Procedural Safeguards

TEACCH® Autism Program

Staying Safe – Partner with Autism Society of North Carolina (

Project ECHO Autism | TEACCH® Autism Program

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Exceptional Children Division

Durham Public Schools Section 504 Information

A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina

Session Seven

Durham Public Schools AIG Program Information

DPS Family Guide to Equitable Course Selection Secondary

Durham Public Schools AIG Plan Approved 2019

NC Department of Public Instruction Division of Advanced Learning & Gifted Education

Math and Science Education Network

National Association of Gifted Children 

Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented 

Resources for Support of AIG Students during COVID-19

Information about Advanced Placement (AP) Courses 

DPS Policy on Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

Resources for English Language Learners

Durham Public Schools English Language Learners Services

W-APT and WIDA Assessment Tool Information

Path to Student Success list of sessions