Since President Barack Obama assumed office two months ago, he's put forth an ambitious political agenda. High on his list: Improving education and urging parents to do their part.
As the president told a joint session of Congress last month, "There is no program or policy that can substitute for a mother or father who will attend those parent-teacher conferences or help with the homework or turn off the TV, put away the video games, read to their child. Responsibility for our children's education must begin at home."
This is a vital message — one that is at the core of the GreatSchools mission — and we're proud to be spreading it. Today we're telling the more than 1 million parents who subscribe to our newsletters about where the $115 billion in stimulus funding for education will go, how to read with their child and the top 10 things they can do now to heed the president's call of parent involvement. Here are some of the articles we're highlighting for our readers:
- Stimulus Bill Offers Schools Much-Needed Relief
- How to Read With Your Child
- Manage Your Child's Screen Time
- What Makes a Great Parent?
I'm interested in hearing from you. What do you think of the education allocations in the stimulus package? How should parents step up their involvement in their child's education?