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Tips for parents and guardians to help their children be 100 percent ready for graduation and 100 percent ready for college. (Union Collegiate Academy)

Stand for Children

New organization gathering support called Stand for Children hopes to champion policy and budget choices across several states to benefit children in public schools. Learn more about Stand for Children.

Website Safety

Website Safety for Kids & Teens

End of Instruction tips for parents

Visit this Oklahoma State Department of Education website page for information regarding the End of Instruction and Core Curriculum Tests.  Parents will find test taking tips, blue prints, as well as practice tests.

Educational Terms to Know

Parents today are inundated with an evolving list of educational terms when exploring schools for their child. An understanding of these terms can help guide a parent through the educational maze.

Click here for a list of some of these terms that a parent might encounter when seeking a public or private school for their child.

See also Union Glossary and Union Acronyms under the Communications section.

Be There

Be ThereChildren need an adult to take a moment each day to recognize their existence, to make them feel special and loved, to Be There for them. It doesn't require additional resources of time or money--- just smiling at them, asking a question, making eye contact, including them in the daily routines of life. These simple actions will reap immense rewards at home, at play and at school. Learn more

 Homework Help

Tulsa City-County Library offers parents homework help. See www.tulsalibrary.org/homeworkhelp/

Get free online homework assistance from your home, school or library.
Use your Tulsa City-County Library card to access Homework Help Now! for the following assistance:

Building Good Attendance Habits and Reading

http://www.attendanceworks.org/ and http://www.reachoutandread.org/

Every year, one in 10 kindergarten and first grade students misses a month of school with excused and unexcused absences. By middle and high school, the rates of chronic absence are far higher. Starting in kindergarten, these absences can affect academic achievement, especially for low-income students unable to make up for lost time, research shows. They can leave children unable to read well by the end of 3rd grade, exacerbating the achievement gap. And they can set a pattern of poor attendance and academic failure for older students, fueling the dropout rate.

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