Family and Community
SEDL is a private, nonprofit education research, development, and dissemination (RD&D) corporation based in Austin, Texas. Improving teaching and learning has been at the heart of SEDL’s work for more than 40 years.
National Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC) Coordination Center: The National PIRC Coordination Center, a partnership of SEDL, the Harvard Family Research Project, and the Miko Group, Inc., supports the nation’s 62 PIRCs through regional and national conferences, new grantee orientations, workshops and training events, dissemination of research-based materials, on-site technical assistance, and program evaluations.
The PIRCs work to promote parental involvement policies and activities that can lead to improved student academic achievement, particularly among low-income, minority, and limited English proficient (LEP) students in elementary and secondary schools.
National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools: SEDL’s National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools disseminates research-based information and resources to foster connections among families, communities, and schools with the goal of improving student academic achievement.
The Center emphasizes connections that impact student achievement in reading and math, as well as connections that contribute to students’ overall success in school and in life.