Family Education Program [Education] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 7011 (5) [Title 20. Education; Chapter 70. Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools; Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students; General Provisions], the term family education program means “a language instruction educational program or special alternative instruction program that--

(A) is designed--

(i) to help limited English proficient adults and out-of-school youths achieve English proficiency; and

(ii) to provide instruction on how parents and family members can facilitate the educational achievement of their children;

(B) when feasible, uses instructional programs based on models developed under the Even Start Family Literacy Programs, which promote adult literacy and train parents to support the educational growth of their children, the Parents as Teachers Program, and the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters; and

(C) gives preference to participation by parents and immediate family members of children attending school.”