Magazine article Work & Family Life

How to Get Children off to a Good Start in School

Magazine article Work & Family Life

How to Get Children off to a Good Start in School

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Research shows that "the family has as much impact as schools or teachers on a child's success in school," according to Sharon Ramey, Ph.D. and Craig Ramey, Ph.D. The Rameys have just completed a five-year Congressionally funded study of 10,000 children called the "National Transition to School Demonstration Project."

In their new book, Going to School they explain how parents can take an active role in their kids' education from the start.

While it is research-based, this book is full of down-toearth, clear advice to help parents help children succeed in school. Among the topics the Rameys address are:

How schools are different today from a generation ago and how to take advantage of the choices and options that are now available.

The hallmarks of children who succeed in school and how to foster their development (see page 1 of this issue).

What you should know about standardized tests, grades and report cards. …

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