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January 8, 2024
Contact: Julia Zerull | 952-838-9000 or [email protected]

New parent documents translated into Karen

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Seven of PACER Center’s parent documents have been translated into the Karen language. The newly translated documents cover special and general education and include information on understanding the special education process and ways families can become more involved in their child’s educational success. According to the Karen organization of Minnesota, more than 20,000 Karen people live in the state, making it the largest Karen community in the country.
The translated document titles include:

  • Understanding the Special Education Process
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) Goals
  • From Needs to Services: Parent Homework Sheet
  • A Parent’s Vision and High Expectations are Powerful
  • Want to Help Your Child Succeed in School? Be Involved!
  • Evaluation: What Does it Mean for Your Child?
  • Tips for Families: Parent-Teacher Conferences (not available online, contact PACER if interested)

The documents can be found at

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