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About the Center


  • Nancy Feyl Chavkin, Professor of Social Work and Director, Richter Research Institute, Texas State University
  • Arnold Fege, Director of Public Engagement and Advocacy, Public Education Network
  • Sue Ferguson, Chair, National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
  • Anne T. Henderson, Senior Fellow, Community Involvement Program, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
  • Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey, Ph.D., Chair/Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Human Development
  • Karen L. Mapp, Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
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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