(Photo Credit: BeALearningHero.org)
It’s hard to believe, but a new school year is here!
At PTA, we know the importance of family engagement at every level of education to support children’s achievement. We also know every parent wants the best for their child; they want to be heroes. And as students head back to school, we want to arm families with tools and resources to help their children start strong and stay on track to success.
We’re excited to collaborate with Scholastic, Common Sense Media, GreatSchools and many more of the country’s most trusted education organizations to empower parents with the information and tools they need to be “learning heroes” for their children and support their success this and every school year.
Through a new website, BeALearningHero.org, parents can find tips, fast facts, videos, guides and other resources specific to their children’s needs—all for free! These include:
- Super 5: The Learning Heroes Back-to-School Toolkit for Parents, which provides five important practical steps parents can take to prepare for the new school year
- Skill Builders, which are designed to help improve children’s skills in areas where they need support
- Learning Tools in English and Spanish from trusted sources to help parents help their children succeed in math and English Language Arts—searchable by grade, subject and content type
- Homework Help Desk, through which parents can get one-on-one support from trained teachers to help their children with their homework assignments
As part of the launch of BeALearningHero.org, I participated in a radio media tour on August 17. During the tour, I spoke with radio stations across the country about the initiative and the resources available to families to help them support their children’s learning and development. Listen to an interview that aired on the nationally-syndicated USA Radio Network.
I encourage you to visit BeALearningHero.org and sign up to receive regular updates with tips, tools and resources as well as share the website with fellow parents to help them “Be A Learning Hero” and ensure a successful school year.