Dropout Prevention: What Families Need to Know

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Family support in a child's education can help build a foundation for success that directly impacts a child's school perfomance in a postive way. This document gives you the tools and tips to help your child in Early Childhood, Elementary school, Middle school and high school to prevent dropout.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood and tagged with Dropout prevention effective practices ESEA family family engagement family school partnership fathers teens high school behavior homework meaningful family engagement community involvement teachers discipline on December 05, 2011 #


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Student Transition from Middle to High School

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A parent's involvement in the transition from middle school to high school makes a difference in a student's academic success. This fact sheet will give parents information on how to stay involved from middle school through high school.

Filed under Families Schools Higher Education and tagged with family family engagement family school partnership education high school teachers Supporting Student Success Title 1 testing ESEA school readiness student performance middle school on October 13, 2011 #


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2011 Proclamation of Family Engagement Month

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Governor Sam Brownback has declared October, 2011 to be Family Engagement Month. This official proclamation will download as a pdf file.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Espanol and tagged with collaboration family family engagement governor's proclamation proclamation parenting leadership parent involvement family professional partnership family school partnership Title 1 on October 11, 2011 #


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The ABC Book of Educational Terms: A Plain Language Guide for Parents

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The purpose of this guide is to provide Kansas families with a resource of commonly used educational terms. Many of the terms selected for this plain language guide appear in current state and federal legislation that is of particular interest to parents. If you would like a free copy in pdf format emailed to you, please contact our office.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses and tagged with ABC book ABC ABC Guide ABC Guide to Educational Terms educational terms on August 08, 2011 #


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Summer Fun With Reading

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READING TIPS FOR FAMILIES Reading with or to a child over the summer will help keep a child's reading skills alive and prevent the loss of reading skills over the summer.

Filed under Families Schools and tagged with summer activities Summer Reading on August 08, 2011 #


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Familias Haciendo La Diferencia: Conferencia de Liderazgo de Pardres 2011

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Las inscripciones en linea se abren el 12 De Augosto De 2011!

Filed under Espanol and tagged with Parent Leadership Conference PLC on August 01, 2011 #


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2011 Parent Leadership Conference Brochure

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Attached please find the brochure for the 2011 Parent Leadership Conference. Registration for the conference will be live on this website August 12th!

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses Espanol and tagged with Parent Leadership Conference 2011 PLC on August 01, 2011 #


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Project Success

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Project Success is a part of the Kansas Technical Support Network, dedicated to improving student performance in reading and math for students in special education, through supporting Kansas Schools, Teachers, Students in Special Education, and Families.

Filed under Families Schools and tagged with TA Technical Assistance Project Success on June 01, 2011 #

Using Internet & Cell Phone Technology Safely: What Families Need to Know

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What a wonderful world we live in! Technology such as the Internet and Cellular (Cell) Phones make staying in constant contact with family and friends simple. Children, as well as adults can and do develop relationships with people in other cities, states, even other countries through gaming and online communication and gaming (Wii, Xbox, PS2, etc). Technology is fun, and should remain fun. However, just like other safety issues, families need to be aware of the dangers, as well as the benefits of using technology. It is of equal importance to know how children are using technology and with whom they are interacting. By following a few simple tips and learning to be involved in a child’s online world, as well as in each child’s day-to- day life, families can ensure that their children, who are technology natives, stay safe.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Espanol and tagged with technology Internet Internet Safety Cell Phone Safety Cellular Phone Safety on June 01, 2011 #


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NCLB Action Brief: Parent Involvement

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While parents are mentioned over 300 times in various part of the No Child Left Behind act, this Action Brief will concentrate on Section 1118, Title I of the Act. It is the only section in the Act devoted solely to parental involvement, and if implemented effectively, provides the core elements that incorporate many of the other parental involvement provisions of NCLB. As you become familiar with NCLB through the various other PEN/NCPIE Action Briefs, you will find parental involvement roles defined throughout. These are important for you to know as well, but Section 1118 provisions are the core around which all of the other parental involvement provisions revolved. This resource includes templates for Parent Involvement policies and checklists for schools and districts to ensure compliance.

Filed under Families Schools and tagged with NCLB Action Brief Title 1 Parent Involvement Plan on April 12, 2011 #