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its works will continue as part of the Massachusetts Center
for Family and Community Engagement
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Bulletin: Choosing a School for Your Child (2006) lays out four steps for choosing a school, provides tips on accessing school choice under NCLB and on NCLB school report cards, and gives details for how to gather information about schools and what to look for on a school visit. Available in English, Spanish or Portuguese

Parents' PLACE Pointers: Public School Choice Under NCLB explains public school choice NCLB, discusses the importance of AYP in school choice, and other significant aspects of the law that can help families make informed decisions about where their children attend school. Available in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.


Massachusetts Department of Education

Choosing a School: A Parent's Guide to Educational Choices in Massachusetts

U.S. Department of Education

Choosing a School for your Child, 54-page booklet English Spanish

Innovations in Education: Creating Strong District School Choice Programs