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ERIC Number: EJ748562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec-1
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6193
Teach Your Parents Well
Guilbert, Juliette
Teacher Magazine, v18 n3 p32-37 Dec 2006
This article focusses on defining the Parent Academy. The Parent Academy is a deeply ambitious, privately funded project aimed at improving students' education by improving their parents'. Since Miami-Dade County Public Schools superintendent Rudy Crew launched it last year, TPA has reached tens of thousands of parents through hundreds of free workshops on study skills, test preparation, memory enhancement, reading, and creating a positive learning environment at home. In the year since the Parent Academy started taking education directly to parents, the school system's scores on the standardized Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test have risen significantly across several subjects and grade levels. Although the gains are still too recent to be officially attributed to the program, preliminary information released by TPA Dean Sandra Smith-Moise confirms that a majority of principals surveyed by the district found the academy "in part responsible" not only for better achievement, but also improved student conduct and attendance. Courses offered by the academy are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test