Resources -- Helping Your Child Succeed in School

The information in this publication was current as of September 2002, and has not been updated since. Some resources described here may no longer be available.

The following are among the resources that provided information for this booklet.

American Federation of Teachers. (2001). Helping Your Child Succeed: How Parents & Families Can Communicate Better with Teachers and School Staff. Washington, DC. (available online at

American Library Association. (1999). Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and Kids. Chicago, IL. (available online at

American Library Association. (2002). Libraries, Children and the Internet. Chicago, IL. (available online at

Canter, Lee. (1995). What to Do When Your Child Needs to Study: Helping Your Child to Master Test-taking and Study Skills. Los Angeles: Canter & Associates.

Children's Partnership. (1998). The Parents' Guide to the Information Superhighway: Rules and Tools for Families Online. Washington, DC. (available online at

Clark, Rosemary, Hawkins, Donna and Vachon, Beth. (1999). The School-Savvy Parent: 365 Insider Tips to Help You Help Your Child. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Epstein, Joyce L. (2001). School, Family and Community Partnerships. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Goldstein, Sam and Mather, Nancy. (1998). Overcoming Underachieving: An Action Guide to Helping Your Child Succeed in School. New York: John Wiley.

Hall, Susan L. and Moats, Louisa C. (1998). Straight Talk about Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference during the Early Years. Chicago: NTC Publishing Group.

LaForge, Ann E. (1999). What Really Happens in School: A Guide to Your Child's Emotional, Social and Intellectual Development, Grades K-5. New York: Hyperion.

Ramey, Sharon L. and Ramey, Craig T. (1999). Going to School: How to Help Your Child Succeed: A Handbook for Parents of Children 3 to 8. New York: Goddard Press.

U.S. Department of Education. (2002). Helping Your Child with Homework. Washington, DC. (available online at

U.S. Department of Education. (2002). Homework Tips for Parents. Washington, DC. (available online at

The activities in this booklet were adapted from the following sources:

Rich, Dorothy. (1992). Megaskills: How Families Can Help Children Succeed in School and Beyond (rev. ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

U.S. Department of Education. (2002). Helping Your Child Become a Reader. Washington, DC. (available online at

U.S. Department of Education. (1999). Helping Your Child Learn Math. Washington, DC.

U.S. Department of Education. (1999). Helping Your Child Learn Science. Washington, DC.

Federal Sources to Contact for More Information

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
Toll Free: 1-800-328-0272

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education and the National Parent Information Network (NPIN)
Children's Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820-7469
Toll Free: 1-800-583-4135

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
Toll Free: 1-800-695-0285 (voice & TTY)

National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)
800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Toll Free: 1-800-228-8813

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Clearinghouse
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 3006
Rockville, MD 20847
Toll Free: 1-800-370-2943

National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
555 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20208
Phone: 202-219-1935

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20202

No Child Left Behind
Parents Tool Box
U.S. Department of Education
Toll Free: 1-888-814-NCLB

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