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Empowering Parents School Box.

In light of the vital role parents play in their children's lives as their first teachers, the U.S. Department of Education will release this fall a new resource to equip parents with the information needed for advancing their children's education.

The Empowering Parents School Box is a colorful resource packed with brochures, bookmarks, a poster and a door hanger that covers such topics as:

* Benefits available under No Child Left Behind;

* Steps for selecting a high-quality school;

* Tips on working with children from birth to high school;

* Guidelines for taking advantage of free tutoring opportunities;

* Ways to get involved in children's schools;

* Information about financial aid and scholarships; and

* Additional resources for improving learning.

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Also included are success stories of schools where parent involvement made a difference, such as the story of one high-poverty, urban high school, where the achievement gap was cut considerably when only 30 percent of students passing the state exams in algebra and geometry tripled to approximately 92 percent six years later.

To place an advance order for a free copy of the school box, call 1-877-4ED-PUBS. For an online copy, visit http://www.ed.gov and select "Parents," then "Empowering Parents School Box."
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Publication:The Achiever
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Date:Sep 1, 2007
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