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Tool Kit for Parents and Community Leaders

Tutors for Kids - Tutor for Kids is a service of the Supplemental Educational Services Quality (SESQ) Center, which helped families take advantage of this opportunity to get children the extra academic help they need. The Center was established through a grant to the American Institutes for Research from the Office Of Innovation and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education.

Tool Kit Parents - This Tool Kit provides parents and community leaders with information, tips, and tools to help families understand and use SES options.

Tool Kit Educators - This page offers information for principals, teachers, and school staff about supplemental educational services specific to their needs and roles. It also offers tips on how to use this website.

The Education Trust - The Education Trust has a collection of materials on NCLB, including the No Child Left Behind User Guide and fact sheets for parents and the community. It also publishes The ABC's of "AYP"

Quick References for Parents (USDE):

Parent Outreach - Learn more about different outreach organizations that provide information about supplemental educational services.

  • The Parents Network
    The Parents Network for Better Education reaches out to parents in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina with information and training about parent's rights. It provides parents with the tools for children's education and opportunities for public school choice and services under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
  • The National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents, Inc.
    The National Coalition of Title I/Chapter 1 Parents helps economically disadvantaged parents to develop the necessary skills and abilities needed to make sound decisions that result in improving the quality of their children's education.

Additional Resources for Parents

FACTS.org - High school students, college students, parents, and even counselors can use the services provided on this website to help plan and track educational progress in Florida! FACTS.org is provided free by the Florida Department of Educationto help students make informed choices about their education.

FCATexplorer.com - The FCAT explorer provides resources for parents and teachers to help students learn about and practice the skills tested on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

School Matters - The School Information Partnership is a public-private collaboration designed to empower parents, educators, and policy-makers with available data required to be publicly reported under NCLB. This initiative is funded by The Broad Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

GreatSchools.net - GreatSchools.net is an independent nonprofit organization, which is committed to provide parents with information and tools to choose schools, support their children's education and improve schools in their communities.

Just Read Families
This site will serve as an educational springboard for children during the summer vacation months.

Resources for Parents
Click here for information on how parents can help their children or other educational topics such as becoming a better reader, career planning, college planning and health and nutrition.

Resources for Students
This web site provides information that will assist students such as Bright Futures, Talented 20, Student Financial Aid, college planning, and core curriculum requirements.

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General Resources

Examples of Educational Journals

Below are listed several examples of research journals from which you may find information. The list is not exhaustive.

General

American Educational Research Association Journals:
  • Educational Researcher
  • American Educational Research Journal
  • Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
  • Review of Educational Research (Abstracts of Research)
  • Review of Research in Education
  • Handbook of Research on Teaching
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

English Language Arts

International Reading Association Journals
  • The Reading Teacher
  • The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
  • Reading Research Quarterly
National Council of Teachers of English Journals
  • Language Arts
  • Voices from the Middle
  • English Journal
  • Research in the Teaching of English

Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME)
  • Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Collaborative Group for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME)

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