The 21st Century Learner and College/Career Readiness

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Family involvement in a child's education makes a difference in the academic success and beyond of that child. This fact sheet will give families information on how to help their child learn in the 21st century and how to help them prepare for college and/or a career.

Filed under Families Schools Higher Education and tagged with Title 1 21st Century ESEA family engagement fathers parent involvement family school partnership career readiness high school college readiness on February 09, 2012 #


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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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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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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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Cyberbulling Research Page

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The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as "willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices."

Filed under Families Schools Higher Education and tagged with cyberbullying online harassment bullying on February 10, 2011 #

Selected Parent Involvement Research: An Annotated Bibliography

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The research evidence is now beyond dispute. When schools work together with families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. In fact the most accurate predictor of a student’s achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student’s family is able to:Create a home environment that encourages learning 2. Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children’s achievement and future careers 3. Become involved in their children’s education at school and in the community. This and more research is shared in this annotated bibliography.

Filed under Schools Early Childhood Higher Education and tagged with - on September 24, 2010 #

Engaging All Parents

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Research about the positive impact of Parent Involvement, presented by KPIRC Director, Jane Groff.

Filed under Families Schools Higher Education Businesses and tagged with ESEA Law Title 1 research on January 26, 2010 #

A Family Guide to Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS)

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The link between families and Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS) is an important one. When families are meaningfully involved in educational activities their children do better in schools. Families play an important part in their child’s education and social development. The presence of parents in schools not only provides additional academic supports but also creates community and cultural connections. In many schools, family participation in the schoolwide positive behavior support process is growing. Family members are part of state, district, and school planning teams and participate in schoolwide activities in a variety of ways. Family involvement helps to provide consistency between home and school, the key to success for all students. Family members participate in the assessment and problem solving process to create individualized positive behavior support plans when necessary for their children. This booklet is designed to help families understand the important role they play in Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports.

Filed under Families Schools Higher Education and tagged with behavior positive behavior support PBS SWPBS on December 14, 2009 #


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