School Quality Resources
Being involved as a parent or caregiver throughout your child’s educational journey is just as important as finding the right school. We compiled the following resources so families may advocate for their children.
Tips for Parents – These resources are designed to help parents more confidently choose schools or help advocate for improvements in the schools their children attend.
Support Your Child’s Growth and Development –NBC News’ Parent Toolkit offers support with English language arts and math, health and wellness and social emotional learning.
Connecting with Teachers – One of the best ways for parents to be involved in education is to communicate regularly with teachers.
Reading Resources – Libraries can help with student reading by engaging students with summer programs and more. Check out the “Summer Lit League” at your branch of the Cleveland Public Library. This eight-week reading adventure takes kids and teens on a literary journey around the world.
Consistency is Key – Research shows that changing schools frequently can negatively impact the social and academic development of children.
A Parent Guide to State and Local Report Cards – Changes to the Every Student Succeeds Act are explained to help you advocate for the best education for your child.
Diversity, Race and Discrimination – As parents, it’s important to talk to your children in age appropriate ways about cultural differences so they feel safe and learn to treat others with compassion and respect.
Recognize and Prevent Bullying – Bullying is an issue throughout the country. It can be physical, verbal or social and also happens online. These tips are designed to help parents spot the signs and support their children.
Sleep Matters – The National Sleep Foundation offers advice on helping your child ease into his or her school-time sleep schedule and maintaining healthy sleep habits throughout the year.
Ohio School Report Cards – Visit The Ohio Department of Education has website to access public information about school ratings and report cards.