Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Top Ten Things Parents Must Know About State Academic Standards (What Your Child s/b Learning) > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Top Ten Things Parents Must Know About State Academic Standards (What Your Child s/b Learning)

Public education in the United States has never been equal for all students. It appears that those school districts located in wealthy communities have a bit more resources than those in poorer communities. Today more than ever, parents need to step up to the plate and learn how the educational system works. It is imperative that parents no longer leave the decisions made around the education of children solely in the hands of bureaucrats who likely have no children in the school district and/or may not even live in the community.

Below are ten things parents must do before enrolling their child in any school public or private.

1. Get a copy of your state's academic standards. Academic standards are open and public statements detailing what all children should know and be able to do in each state. A typical writing standard, for example, states that all students should be able to pre-write, draft, edit and revise. Students progress through these stages to write, clear, coherent and focused paragraphs and essays. State standards should be available on your state's website and may be divided by grade level or subject.

2. Schedule a time when your child's teacher can review these standards with you.

3. Check your child's homework and class work to see if it aligns with the state academic standards.

4. Ask the principal to hold a parent meeting to discuss the state academic standards and explain how standardized test evaluate what children are learning or not learning in alignment with state standards.

5. Beginning in 2005-06, all schools will measure student achievement yearly in reading and math in grades 3-8, and at least once during the high school years. Ask the teacher and principal if these tests will align with state standards.

6. Discuss with your principal how you as a parent can assist your child in meeting or exceeding the state academic standards. Request that your principal use Title I Parent Involvement funds to offer training for parents interested in helping their children improve academically.

7. Parents will also want to know if teachers receive test results in a timely fashion so that they can be used to improve instruction.

8. What is your school district doing about test anxiety? One of the best ways to reduce test anxiety is to make sure students are well prepared with the concepts, skills and knowledge on which they will be tested.

9. Parent must contact their principal to find out how student achievement levels compare to other districts, and states, by subject and student group.

10. Parent must always contact their state legislator if they are not satisfied with school funding. You put them in office to work for you. It's about time you now hold them accountable.

The reality is that parents are their child's first teacher and if parents are stumbling through the educational maze they will not do a good job of making sure they are providing the best education possible for their child. Parents must know what questions to ask and what answers should be received. No longer can we rest on our laurels, work fifty or sixty hours a week and expect others to assure our student's achievement. Knowledge is power, and that has never been more true than today.

Detra D. Davis is a writer and educational consultant with over 20 years of experience. Author of several e-books, email Detra at: [email protected], or by mail: J. Davis & Associates, P. O. Box 4935, Cary, NC 27513-4935. To learn more visit: http://www.supportingourchildren.com

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Washington Post

Mommy moves: Parody of Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' captures reality of parenting
Washington Post
Take the coolest person you know and add a few kids. Fast forward a few years and watch the trappings of their gilded child-free life give way to bath toys, playground tumbles and diapers. Lots of diapers. Parenting changes us, and Cali Daniels is here ...

and more »

PEOPLE.com

Kristen Bell Explains 'Tag Team' Parenting with Dax Shepard: 'We Switch Kids All the Time'
PEOPLE.com
With two young daughters at home, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have worked out the perfect parenting tactic: the “tag team.” “We switch kids all the time,” the Frozen actress tells PEOPLE of her children Lincoln, 4, and Delta, 2, at Alliance of Moms ...
Kristen Bell Talks Raising Kids, Dax Shepard Parent Tip - Refinery29Refinery29
The Reason Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Do "Tag Team" Parenting Is ...Romper
What Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Do When They Are "Reaching ...Babble (blog)
International Business Times
all 9 news articles »

Asheville Citizen-Times

Movie review: 'Lady Bird' plumbs pains of adolescence, parenting
Asheville Citizen-Times
The crushing self-doubts of adolescence and parenting collide in "Lady Bird," a terrific debut feature written and directed by actress Greta Gerwig, of "20th Century Women" and several Noah Baumbach features. Remarkably grounded and emotional ...
Greta Gerwig Wrote a Letter to Justin Timberlake Asking to Use His Music in Lady BirdYouTube

all 43 news articles »

Dear Abby: Opposing parenting styles are cause of family fracture
Gloucester Daily Times
Our children are months apart in age, and parenting has brought out the differences in our beliefs in a way that has made it hard for us to get along.I'm a proponent of Western medicine. My kids are vaccinated. We take them to the doctor, give them ...

and more »

The Good Men Project (blog)

4 Parenting Fails That Still Churned Out Healthy, Happy Kids
The Good Men Project (blog)
To help cheer you up and prove that you haven't done the unthinkable, I've compiled 4 of the greatest parenting fails. These parents may have failed spectacularly at times, but in the end, their kids turned out pretty okay. And if these kids can make ...


Business Insider

The founder of billion-dollar company 23andMe cuts her kids' hair, teaches them to do laundry, and protects them ...
Business Insider
In a New York Times profile, Silicon Valley royalty Anne Wojcicki talked about her career, her marriage to Google cofounder Sergey Brin, and how she raises her children. The founder of billion-dollar personal genomics company 23andme tries to keep ...

and more »

Parenting Matters to host Breakfast with Santa in Sequim
Peninsula Daily News
It is a fundraiser for Parenting Matters and the First Teacher program. Children and families can come when they like to have a photograph of their children taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each child will receive a free book. Children will be offered ...


CNN

Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting - CNN - CNN.com
CNN
What is the most important thing to be doing at any given time? The Russian writer has an answer, and it's about how you parent.

and more »

WFMZ Allentown

Positive Parenting - The identity project
WFMZ Allentown
However, for young adolescents starting high school, finding an ethnic identity might not be as simple as black or white. But when teens start exploring ethnic-racial heritage it can help them form an identity. Researchers at Arizona State University ...


Today.com

Ben Affleck on the 'special connection' he shares with Jennifer Garner
Today.com
While Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's romance is over, Affleck says they still share "a special connection" through their three children together. “You have to be on the same page. You have to cooperate," says Affleck, who reprises his role of Batman ...
Ben Affleck Says He's a Bit More Leniant with His Kids Than Jennifer GarnerInStyle
Jennifer Garner gets brutally honest about Ben Affleck splitNEWS.com.au
Jennifer Garner gets brutally honest: 'I would not have chosen this life for me or the kids'NEWS.com.au

all 68 news articles »
Google News

Finding Answers to Underachievement

Finding answers to a child's underachievement is often a difficult... Read More

14 Romantic Time-Outs for Parents

Here are fourteen spontaneous time-outs, specially designed to help you... Read More

Tracking Your Child Progress

As a parent, you can learn a lot about your... Read More

I Dont Believe in ADHD

O.K. I've heard it a hundred times from my prison... Read More

When Kids Hurt Parents

The cruel callous remarks made by our offspring can sometimes... Read More

Two Means Trouble

You have two kids who are 14 months apart. How... Read More

Top 20+ Reasons to Pay your Kid an Allowance

1. They can make mistakes under your guidance2. They will... Read More

Teaching Your Child To Lift a Car

Yesterday my husband Wade took the day off (that's one... Read More

Its OK For Your Child To Be Bored - In Fact, Its Recommended!

NY -- Strange as it may sound, bordom promotes happier,... Read More

Bath Time Fun

Bath time can be fun or it can be a... Read More

How to Stop Divorce Parental Conflict from Bursting?

It is not the divorce but the conflict arising after... Read More

The Post-Holiday Blues In Stepfamilies

In stepfamilies, big holiday expectations can lead to big disappointment--and... Read More

Busy Moms, Dont Forget to Take Time Out for You!

As mothers, we play so many different roles and most... Read More

Kids: Channeling Mania Towards Productivity

More and more kids these days are diagnosed ADD, ADHD,... Read More

Motivation - The Key to Your Childs Educational Success

For the first year or two of life outside the... Read More

How to Handle Child Tantrums?

Child tantrums are a way for children to express their... Read More

Toxic Chemicals, Are Your Children Being Exposed?

You do what you can to keep your little ones... Read More

STOP Parental Alienation Syndrome before It Gets a Chance to START

Parental Alienation Syndrome was probably first identified and codified by... Read More

13 Ways to Spend Time with Your Teenage Daughter

The older my daughter gets the more it's sinking in... Read More

Vehicle Safety - Following Simple Vehicle Safety Tips Can Reduce Auto Accidents and Injuries

Child Car Seat Safety:We know you love your children, but... Read More

Guide to Choosing LEGO Toys for Children

If you're looking for toys that are both fun to... Read More

Choosing Wooden Toys For Children

Wooden toys are one of the best alternatives for the... Read More

The Great Baby Name Debate

Winifred or Willow? Thomas or Troy? The name you choose... Read More

Home For The Holidays: Ask Yourself Some Questions

Annie easily slipped into becoming the sole caregiver of her... Read More

Advocating for Your Child with LD

Advocate: you've probably heard the term before. But what does... Read More