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ERIC Number: ED513862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Parent Power: Build the Bridge to Success
US Department of Education
President Obama has a cradle-to-career plan to reform the nation's schools. He also is calling on parents to take responsibility for their child's success. His vision includes the belief that all children can and will succeed, and that parents are the bridge to this success. Parents, guardians and caregivers can help children by connecting with his or her school to find out what's needed to ensure success and how they can help reach that goal. Studies of successful schools report that parent involvement is a major factor in their outcomes, including closing the achievement gap between various groups of students. With his vision, the president is asking that parents make education a priority and a legacy for their families. How can they accomplish this? By adopting the principles presented in this paper and taking the steps indicated for each age group, they will be able to help their children learn at each step of the way and ensure success in school and in life.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Preschool Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED