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Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO)
The mission of the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO) is to meet the needs of the Department's primary customers-learners of all ages-by effectively implementing two laws that seek to ensure student and parental rights in education: the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).

Federal Guidance on Public Charter Schools Program
Federal Guidance on Public Charter Schools Program, Admissions and Lotteries.

Innovative Education Management’s (IEM) Parent Support
Innovative Education Management’s (IEM) core value is a strong belief that the only way America’s schools are going to improve is if they become parent-driven once again. IEM focuses on support services parents need to be effective advocates for children. Resources, tools, and encouragement are provided to assist parents in taking back their child’s education.

Innovative Studies
The Innovation Studies Program creates and disseminates user-friendly information to support educators who want to understand and effectively implement promising policies and practices. The program's work includes studying promising practices in action, comparing them to other practices, relating them to relevant research, and analyzing key features that appear to contribute to successful outcomes. This work is demonstrated in the Innovation Guides, a series produced for the Office of Innovation and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education that offers promising practices in the areas of charter schools, parent involvement strategies, online learning, and more.

The Center for Education Reform
The Center for Education Reform (CER) creates opportunities for and challenges obstacles to better education for America's communities. CER advocates reforms that produce high standards, accountability and freedom, such as strong charter school laws, school choice programs for children most in need, common sense teacher initiatives, and proven instructional programs.

U.S. Department of Education, Charter School Program
The Public Charter Schools Program supports the planning, development, and initial implementation of charter schools. Charter schools provide enhanced parental choice. The objective is to replace rules-based governance with performance-based accountability, thereby stimulating the creativity and commitment of teachers, parents, and citizens.