in Elementary School
Success starts in elementary
school. These site provide valuable information for
parents/guardians interested in helping young children
on the road to success.
for Educational Development
AED addresses human development needs through education,
communication and information in this country and throughout
the world. AED's School and Community Services
Department develops partnerships between schools, families
and communities through research and technical assistance
in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs
that foster such partnerships.
The ASPIRA Association, Inc. is the only national nonprofit
organization devoted solely to the education and leadership
development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth.
ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar,
Effective Parenting Educational Resources
These pages are designed to help parents with their
educational questions and concerns. Learning is one
of the few activities that comes naturally to all people
and is its own reward. No one has to pay us to learn.
Like all creatures, people are curious by nature. Parents
and children go out of their way to learn all kinds
of interesting facts and skills. Unfortunately, curiosity
can be dampened and children can be turned off by school.
So, explore these pages and learn how to keep ourselves
and our children on the path to learning.
Family Education Network
The Family Education Network includes some of the
best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping
for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September,
2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer
network of the world's best learning and information
resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and
students of all ages take control of their learning
and make it part of their everyday lives.
Family Support America
Family Support America, formerly Family Resource Coalition
of America, promotes family support as the nationally
recognized movement to strengthen and support families
and places the principles of family support practice
at the heart of every setting in which children and
families are present. By identifying and connecting
individuals and organizations that have contact with
families; by providing technical assistance, training
and education, conferences, and publications; and by
promoting the voice of families, Family Support America
is taking family support to scale as the national strategy
for ensuring the well-being of our children today and
in the years to come.
Institute for Educational Leadership
The Institute for Educational Leadership's (IEL) mission
is to improve education -- and the lives of children
and their families -- through positive and visionary
change. Every day, we face that challenge by bringing
together diverse constituencies and empowering leaders
with knowledge and applicable ideas.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational
Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American
Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading
nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational
outreach institution in the United States.
National Coalition of Parental Involvement
NCPIE's mission is to advocate the involvement of parents
and families in their children's education, and to foster
relationships between home, school, and community to
enhance the education of our nation's young people.
The mission of The Parent Institute is to encourage
parent involvement in the education of their children.
The Parent Institute publishes a variety of materials
including newsletters, booklets, brochures, and videos.
Project Parents, Inc.
Project Parents, Inc, is a nonprofit organization dedicated
to providing educational programs that will increase
the effectiveness and involvement of urban parents in
the educational lives of their children at home and
in school and enhance family stability through economic
Reading is Fundamental, Inc.
RIF develops and delivers children's and family literacy
programs that help prepare young children for reading
and motivate school-age children to read regularly.
Through a national network of teachers, parents, and
community volunteers, RIF programs provide books and
other essential literacy resources to children, at no
cost to them or their families. RIF focuses highest
priority on the nation's neediest children, from birth
to age 11.
The Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education
The Alliance for Parental Involvement in Education is
a nonprofit organization which assists and encourages
parental involvement in education, wherever that education
takes place: in public school, in private school, or
Together We Can
Leaders across America – from neighborhoods to
state houses, from parent groups to public and private
agencies, from schools and social welfare organizations
to economic development and community organizing groups
– are endeavoring to work together toward a shared
vision for their communities and improved results for
their children and families. Their mission is to strengthen
and sustain the capacity of community collaboratives
and state initiatives to move toward that shared vision.
White House Initiatives on Educational Excellence
for Hispanic Americans
A bilingual Web site that offers parents and students
resources on how they can make going to college a reality.
Resources to help students practice skills required
on various assessments.
This handout provides parents with tips on dealing with
Parents Can Use to Help Their Children
A list of tips that can help parents make a difference
in the lives of their children.
A parents guide to great sites for kids recommended
by the American Library Association.
A site that helps parents raise a child who is ready
¡Soy Unica ! ¡Soy Latina!
The ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina ! Project
encourages cultural pride by emphasizing the strengths
inherent in the Hispanic culture for girls ages 9-14.
A safe search engine for kids and their parents on many
How can you help your child enjoy learning and excel
in school? The following links are provided to help
parents meet the needs of their student(s).