Resources for Parents
When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school - and the schools they go to are better.
The family makes critical contributions to student achievement from preschool through high school. A home environment that encourages learning is more important to student achievement than income, education level or cultural background.
When children and parents talk regularly about school, children perform better academically. Three kinds of parental involvement at home are consistently associated with higher student achievement: actively organizing and monitoring a child's time, helping with homework and discussing school matters.
Resources From KNEA Members
- Back to School
- Discipline Doesn't Have to Mean 'Bad'
- Discipline & Teens
- Halloween Safety Reminders
- Healthy and Learning
- Helping Your Child is easy as A, B, C
- Reading Tips from KNEA Members
- Laundry and Science
- Stop Summer Loss: Don't let students' smarts slip
- Tips for Learning Math
- Downloadable Guides for Parents from the NEA and the National PTA
- PBS Parents
- Kansas Parent Information Resource Center
- U.S. Department of Education
- Family Education Network