The Family's Role
Educational research has demonstrated that parent involvement in a child's education is the most important factor for a child's academic success.
Here are some practical actions parents can take to strengthen a child's schooling and overall education. You may be surprised to find that many of these suggestions are things you already do.
How Students Learn
Here are some quick digests of educational research pertaining to how students learn best.
More on Science and Mathematics Standards
Here are links to both national and state content standards in education. These educational standards shape both how and what your child learns in school.
You can look up your state's standards on the Internet, or in the reference section of most libraries.
How Has Education Changed?
More Educational Research Resources
If you're interested in delving further into issues related to parenting, education, and how children learn best, see Communication Corner for suggested reading and viewing for parents.
Here are some lists of books and resources on which we've drawn in creating this Web site. A word of caution: while many of these references are written for a general audience, some are very academic and may be hard to find.