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Be a Learning Hero
Be A Learning Hero helps parents navigate the changes happening in classrooms across the country so they can help their children be successful in school. Be a Learning Hero’s mission is to provide the best information and tools to help you help your child succeed in school and in life. Resources range from second grade homework help to understanding expectations for teachers, from what you should know about your child’s student record, to suggested summer reading lists.

The Role of Parents in Dropout Prevention: Strategies that Promote Graduation & School Achievement
Students who drop out of school face a difficult future. They are more likely to be unemployed, incarcerated, and/or impoverished. For students with disabilities, the risks are intensified. Their dropout rate is about 40 percent—more than twice that of their peers without disabilities. However, families can play an important role in making sure their student with or without disabilities graduates. Staying involved in your teen’s life during middle school and high school is critical. This Brief provides information and practical tips to help you do this.

PBS Parents Parent Involvement
Parent involvement means more than parent-teacher conferences and PTA meetings. Parents are the cornerstone to helping kids get a good education. Learn how to be the best educational role model and stay involved in your child’s learning with these great tips and ideas.

U.S. Department of Education’s Get Involved! How Parents and Families Can Help Their Children Do Better in School

U.S. Department of Education: Working with Schools & Teachers

U.S. Department of Education: Working with Schools & Teachers
(en espanol)

Success Tips from a Middle-School Principal
Get advice from a veteran educator on how to help your child succeed in middle school and beyond.

Kid’s Health: Getting Involved at Your Child’s School

Kid’s Health: Getting Involved at Your Child’s School
(en espanol)

Getting Involved in Your Child’s School: 25 Ways You Can Make a Difference




Kimberly Baumgardner, M.Ed.
Educational Specialist Manager, Family Engagement
(210) 370-5431

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