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A Guide To Reading Tips for Parents from the Department of Education

A Guide To Reading Tips for Parents from the Department of Education including links to Reading: Tips To Share with Parents, True or False: Part 1, What Parents Should Look for in a Good Early Reading Program,and much more.

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Artsedge from the Department of Education

Artsedge from the Department of Education helps artists, teachers, and students find and share information , resources, and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum.

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Center for Ecoliteracy--Rethinking School Lunch

"Rethinking School Lunch builds on the premise that hands-on experience growing and preparing food is a powerful way for children to discover that healthy food tastes good, and to learn about the cycles, seasons, other processes of nature, and the relationship between the health of natural and social systems."

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Contacts Toll-Free Numbers and Hotlines from the Department of Education

Toll-Free Numbers and Hotlines from the Department of Education including recources for General Information, Financial Aid Information, Publications and much more.

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Edible School Yard

The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, provides urban public school students with a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom.

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Education.com

Education.com has information and resources on Tips to Keep Learning Hot This Summer, Bullying at School and Online, Our Essential Gift Guide,and Recent Questions.

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Educational Development Center (EDC)

"EDC is a global nonprofit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, we harness the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.

EDC conducts 350 projects in 35 countries around the world.

Our services include research, training, educational materials and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to large-scale national and international initiatives. EDC enjoys a worldwide reputation for its excellence in program and fiscal management and for the impact of its work."

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Family-Schools.org

"When the school functions as a community rather than in a community, its constituents associate with one another and share common values about the education of children. Those children become our children, and parents are full partners in the education of their children and each other's children. Teachers are professionals integrated into the web of community and buoyed by common purpose."

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Farm to School

"Farm to School programs are popping up all over the U.S. These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers."

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Federal Citizen Information Center

Funded by the US General Services Administration, this site offers free publications on everything from “How to Maintain Your Tires” to “Caring for a Loved One.”. A huge, comprehensive resource for free publications.  Try searching for “school,”  “math,”  “homework,”  “pediatrician” or any other applicable topic.

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Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education

Helping Your Child Learn History from the Department of Education includes links to offers activities parents can use to help young children (preschool through Grade 5) learn about history. It includes suggestions about how parents can work with teachers and schools to help children succeed in school.

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Links for Parent Involvement from the Department of Education

Links for Parent Involvement from the Department of Education, I Am Your Child, Parents As Teachers, Kidsource and much more.

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My Child's Special Needs, English Language Acquisition from the Department of Education

My Child's Special Needs
English Language Acquisition from the Department of Education including links to, English Language Acquisition National Clearinghouse, Bilingual Education Publications,and Resources in Spanish.

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National Association for Gifted Children

National Association for Gifted Children has information and resources for Gifted At A Glance, Supporting Parents and Families, Tools for Educators and much more.

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National Center for Education Statistics

Sponsored by the US Dept. of Education.  Huge resource for programs and publications, annual reports, various data tools, and a useful “Fast Facts” feature.

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

“More and Better Mathematics for All Students.”  The site offers curriculum focus points, resources and tips for parents to help their children with math, answers to questions, advocacy resources and more.

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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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National Institute for Literacy from the Department of Education

National Institute for Literacy from the Department of Education has resources that provides information about research, practices, and policies aimed to improve reading instruction for children, youth, and adults.

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Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

“Improves learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) provides research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business, and labor.”  With publications and resources for educators, parents, policy makers, and the public.

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Ready to Learn Television from the Department of Education

Ready to Learn Television from the Department of Education including links to Program Description, Types of Projects,and Additional Information.

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