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DeVos, Betsy; Nielsen, Kirstjen M.; Azar, Alex M., II; Whitaker, Matthew – US Department of Education, 2018
In response to the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. The Commission conducted field visits,…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Prevention, Best Practices
US Department of Education, 2014
Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline, Prevention
US Department of Education, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) wishes to remind states, districts, schools, students, staff, families, and guardians as well as communities about the importance of: (1) addressing the prevention of infectious disease in schools, including the seasonal flu, viral meningitis, enterovirus, and Ebola; and (2) ensuring the continuity of teaching…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Communicable Diseases, Attendance, Diseases
US Department of Education, 2010
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…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers
US Department of Education, 2008
Research shows that a child's goals for and beliefs about learning are related to his or her performance in mathematics. This pamphlet includes suggestions for parents to help ensure that their children develop positive learning attitudes and succeed in mathematics, including: (1) Introducing babies and toddlers to numbers, counting and shapes;…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Caregivers, Parents, Childhood Attitudes
US Department of Education, 2008
Early adolescence can be a difficult time for children and parents alike. While adolescents are feeling insecure in their identity and abilities, parents may feel unprepared for the challenges that arise as their children mature. However, parents should know that they have an important influence on their children at this stage of development. This…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Parent Responsibility, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescent Development
US Department of Education, 2008
Homework has been part of students' lives since the beginning or formal schooling in the United States. It is important because it can improve children's thinking and memory. It can help them develop positive study habits and skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. Homework also can encourage children to use time well, learn…
Descriptors: Homework, Study Habits, Parent Student Relationship, Parent Responsibility
US Department of Education, 2008
The first five years of a child's life are a time of physical, emotional, and cognitive growth. The amount of support children receive during these early years can be strongly connected to the level of success they achieve later in life. Children whose families involve them in activities that allow them to wonder and experiment often take pleasure…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Preschool Children, Child Development, Parent Responsibility
US Department of Education, 2008
"Helping Your Child Become a Reader" includes information about why and how to use language skills (talking and listening, reading, and writing) to help young children grow into readers. Everyday activities and a list of resources for parents to encourage children's love of reading and strengthen language skills are also provided. This brochure…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills, Parent Responsibility
US Department of Education, 2008
This brochure provides information about the values and skills that make up character and good citizenship and what parents can do to help their child develop strong character. It suggests activities that parents and school-aged children can do to put those values to work in their daily lives and tips for working with teachers and schools to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Child Development, Parent Responsibility, Skill Development
US Department of Education, 2008
This booklet provides parents of children ages 3 through 10 with information, tools, and activities they can use in the home and community to help their child develop an interest in the sciences and learn about the world around them. This brochure was drawn from the larger booklet in the "Helping Your Child" series, "Helping Your Child Learn…
Descriptors: Parent Responsibility, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Study Skills
US Department of Education, 2008
"Helping Your Child Succeed in School" is a brochure that provides parents with information, tools and activities they can use in the home to help their child develop the skills critical to academic success. This brochure was drawn from the larger booklet in the "Helping Your Child" series, "Helping Your Child Succeed in School" (ED503162) which…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Skill Development, Academic Achievement
US Department of Education, 2008
Sexual harassment of students is illegal. A federal law, "Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972" ("Title IX"), prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in education programs and activities. All public and private education institutions that receive any federal funds must comply with…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Federal Legislation, School Administration, Confidentiality
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2008
"The Achiever" is a monthly publication for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) "Promising Gains" among Urban School Districts: Nation's Report Card Reveals Greatest Increases in Math; (2) Tying Names to…
Descriptors: Privacy, Educational Change, Values Education, Educational Improvement
US Department of Education, 2008
"The Achiever" is a bi-monthly publication for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) President Urges Congress to Reauthorize Law; (2) Standing on Solid Ground: New Orleans School Reopens to High Demand; (3) Secretary's…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Federal Legislation, Natural Disasters, Urban Schools
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