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Advice about Parent Co-operative Preschools

From the Berkely Parents Network.  Featuring advice and information about parent co-op preschools in a Q&A format.

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Character Education

“This section contains articles and resources about character education that are designed for parents and other community members. These are provided as a community service by CharacterEd.Net”

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Checklist for an Effective Parent-School Partnership

One way to start improving your school's parent-school partnerships is by assessing present practices and establishing standards for parent involvement. The following questions can help you evaluate how well your school is reaching out to parents.

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Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting

“The Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) is part of the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEEP provides publications and information to the worldwide early childhood and parenting communities.”  With popular topics, publications and videos, a fee-based question and answer service, and the ECRP journal.

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National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)

Provides a “framework for family involvement” in parent/school partnerships, a list of 402 organizations to contact for additional resources, a “What’s Happening” department, reports such as “It Takes a Parent:  Transforming Education in the Wake of the No Child Left Behind Act,” and a section for disabilities education.

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National Education Association

Members and educators page with activities, booklists, and professional development resources; a parents’ page with information on parental involvement, parent-teacher conference pointers, and homework help.  Also discusses issues in education and has multiple other resources.

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Organizations

"The following list of organizations provide assistance to parents and schools in their goal to improve the academic, social, and emotional health of children. The organizations listed here have excellent resources on their websites."

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Parent Power Booklet

From the U.S. Department of Education. "By adopting the principles and taking the steps indicated for each age group, you will be able to help your child learn at each step of the way and ensure success in school and in life."

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Questions Parents Ask About Schools

The research-based tips in this publication provide both practical guidance and valuable information about a range of topics, including: preparing your child for school; knowing what to expect from your child’s kindergarten teacher; monitoring school work; working with schools and teachers effectively; helping your child with reading and homework; and ensuring that your child’s school is safe and  drug-free.  Provided by the US Department of Education. Also in Spanish.

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School.FamilyEducation.com

“You'll find information for parents on the educational issues affecting your child in every grade level — from preschool through high school. Find homework help, skill-building tips in every school subject, educational printables and worksheets, plus advice on report cards and talking with the teacher.”

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Tips for Parents: Expectations

How parents' and teachers' expectations for a child become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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Tips for Parents: Parent Involvement

Understand why parent involvement is essential to academic success and ways you can get involved.

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Tips for Parents: Parental Involvement Makes a Difference in School Success

Recent research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education proves that parental involvement makes a significant different in a child's school success.

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Tips for Parents: Visiting Your Child’s Class

Understand the importance of visiting your child's classroom and learn ways to find time with even the busiest schedule.

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Tips for Parents: Your Role in School Success

Learn how to get involved in your child's education in effective ways. Includes homework DOs and DONTs, and 10 questions to ask your child about their day at school.

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