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The Power of Parents

“The dramatic reform of California’s school funding system, currently being implemented in schools across the state, calls for involving parents in their children’s schools in two important ways:

  • Schools must get input from parents as to how additional state funds intended for low-income
  • students, English learners and foster children are spent.
  • Parent involvement is one of eight “priority areas” identified by the state, and schools will be assessed as to how successful they are in working with parents.”

Read more in  Power-of-Parents-Feb-2014 (pdf). Reprints permitted with credit to EdSource. To download this document, go to:

Parenting Plays Key Role as African American Boys Move from Preschool to Kindergarten

“A new study from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) has found that parenting affects the academic and social performance of African American boys as they move from preschool to kindergarten.

“The transition to kindergarten can be challenging for many children due to new expectations, social interactions, and physiological changes,” said Iheoma Iruka, FPG’s associate director of research and the study’s lead author. “Transitions may be even more arduous for African American boys, given the many challenges they are likely to face compared to their peers.”

Read more in Parenting Plays Key Role as African American Boys Move from Preschool to Kindergarten FPG grants permission to publish this story in part or in its entirety, as well as permission to use the above photograph(s) in conjunction with this story.

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