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Subject: 7800 Hours vs. 900 Hours
Date: Sun Aug 10 16:31:42 MDT 2014
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Appleseed Tops Google, Bing! and Yahoo!

If there is a single pillar of unchallenged, conventional wisdom in education theory, it's that parental involvement is the key to a child's success in school. Google this, "parental involvement in public schools". Project Appleseed is a top source for parental involvement in GoogleBing! and Yahoo

Start Now, Back-to-School 2014-15!
Parent Engagement With No Budget

All too often, parent involvement in schools is not much more than the summation of a parent-teacher conference and an open house night. If parents are ever contacted individually by teachers, it is usually concerning a behavioral or academic issue in the classroom, and parents are left with a negative view of what it means to be involved with their children’s school. However, parent involvement is vital in student success and in creating a healthy, effective school environment. Read more...

What's Your Grade?
Take the Parental Involvement Report Card!

Project Appleseed provides this self-diagnostic tool which is intended to help parents rate their parental involvement in public schools. Use these 31 questions as a guide to discover some of the ways that you can help your child at home and at school. Schools can distribute the Parental Involvement Report Card by ordering Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox.

Help Title I Families Bridge the Digital Divide

Nearly 30 percent of American adults, mostly low-income, don't have high-speed broadband access at home, according to a May 2013 poll conducted by thePew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. If large numbers of families can’t afford to be connected to the Internet, struggling parents have very limited access to data and other information about students’ progress and performance.

Project Appleseed's partnership with 
EveryoneOn eliminates the digital divide by delivering affordable high-speed Internet, computers, free software, education and training to low-income and minority public school families.

Stop Gun Violence In Schools
Resources for Administrators On Safe Schools

According to the National Association of School Psychologist, Violence such as the high profile school shootings can cause concern within school communities, even if they are not directly affected by the event(s). Adults and students struggle to understand why these events happen and, more importantly, how they can be prevented. School principals and superintendents can provide leadership in reassuring students, staff, and parents that schools are generally very safe places for children and youth and reiterating what safety measures and student supports are already in place in their school. Read more...

Supersize Your Schools Family Engagement
Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is the original program designed for educators and parent leaders who strive to increase and mobilize family engagement to improve student outcomes. Schools organize parent responsibility with an effective model that is research-based, meets district and state mandates, Title I and best practices. Each Toolbox is customizeable and branded with each school's logo's. 
One Impact Story: Read about Abington Junior High School, in Abington, PA.

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