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Empowering Parents
Empowering Parents

No one knows your child as well as you do. This puts you in a unique position to advocate for your child's education and to boost their academic achievement.

Research shows that parental participation is a great indicator of a child's school success. The child is more motivated to learn. Parents can intervene quickly and more effectively if there is a problem. And it can strengthen the parent-child connection in ways that last a lifetime.

This section offers a wealth of ideas and strategies for parents to become engaged in their child's schooling. So check it out. Get involved. Putting time into your child's education may be the smartest investment you ever make.

> The Busy Parent's Guide to Involvement in Education

> 100 Ways for a Parent to Be Involved

> How Do I Know a Good Early Reading Program When I See One?

For more good ideas about how to help your child with reading, please visit our sister site, www.pbs.org/launchingreaders.

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Photo Credit for Bearden Elementary: Maude Schuyler Clay
Photo Credit for Walton Elementary: Chris Hamilton

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