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Academic Issues in Public Education

What You Can Do to Help Your Child Succeed!



Academic Achievement

     Our children's academic achievement is dependent upon many interactive components.  A supportive home environment, a conducive classroom atmosphere, teacher's with a passion to see their students learn, solid organizational skills, and a desire by the student to succeed are just a few of the many  components necessary for a child to achieve. 

     The reality is that our classrooms are over crowded, budgets are insufficient, textbooks have to be shared,  violence is rampant, attitudes are either apathetic or disgruntled and throughout all the mayhem, parents patiently sit at home waiting for a good report card.  Unfortunately, waiting for a brighter day when it comes to your child's academic success rarely comes to pass without parental involvement.   When problems present themselves, the investigative branch of parenthood evolves as parents begin the grueling adventure of trying to discover the "root of the problem". If your child isn't performing up to his or her potential, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get busy.   Make the calls, write the notes, schedule the conferences and let your expectations be known.  In a word, (or two)... get involved.

     These pages are designed to help you find resources that may be relevant to your child's academic experiences.



Child Development  Institute: 


Language and Speech Development


Stages of Intellectual Development In Children and Teenagers


Improving Your Child's Learning Ability

Smarter   What is a "learning style"?                       (excerpt) A learning style is a method a person uses for acquiring knowledge. Every person learns in his or her own unique way. A learning style is not what a person learns but how that person learns it. Again, learning styles help to explain why one child might learn to recite the alphabet after reading an alphabet book, another child might learn the letters by playing with building blocks that have letters on them while another child might learn the alphabet by singing "The A, B, C, Song". 


As a parent, one of the most important things you can do to help your child get a good education is to understand how she learns—especially if you are concerned that she may be struggling in school. But sometimes knowing what to do and where to find help can be confusing.

If your child is having difficulty in school, she may learn differently from other kids. If you aren't sure what to do, start here. guides you step-by-step with practical tips and strategies as you seek the right support for your child.

Academics Issues

Academic Tracking
Achievement Gap
Curriculum Issues
Grade Retention
Parent-Teacher Conflicts
Student-Teacher Conflicts Testing
Tutoring Options

Homework Help



5 Key Skills for Academic Success

Smarter Learning Styles


What Makes
Teacher Great?

Is my Child On Track?

&CBS News 60 Minutes: The Gender Gap: Boys Lagging

Reader's Disgest
The Secrets of Straight "A" Students


What Teachers Want your Child to Know

Magnet, Charter and Math and Science Schools...
Why aren't all schools focused on better than average achievement

US Dept of Education: Monitoring School Work: Questions Parents Ask About Schools































































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