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As a token of our appreciation, we'll send you our free 11-page report, "10 Things Any School Can Do to Build Parent Involvement ... Plus Five Great Ways to Fail." The ideas outlined can help you foster home and school teamwork to improve test scores, attendance, behavior, responsibility and achievement. Simply fill in your email address below and you'll receive your report in minutes!

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While you are waiting for your report to arrive, see how the Parent Institute's newest resource kit can help you successfully implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by enlisting the help and support of parents!

The successful transition to the rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a challenge that requires a team effort.

Family support and home-school collaboration is essential!

The Parent Institute has been facilitating family engagement in schools for over 25 years, and now we can help you successfully implement the CCSS! Our newest resource kit, Supporting Common Core State Standards: Family Engagement for Student Success includes over 175 pages of resources and practical advice to:

  • Engage families in supporting your CCSS efforts at home and at school;
  • Strengthen your school staff's expertise in addressing parent and community concerns;
  • And work to keep all stakeholders informed!
Experience proves that parents can and will support learning at home when they know their involvement is welcome, when they understand how and what their child is learning at school and when they know what the Common Core standards are and why they are so important.

Distribute this resource kit's materials to parents—via email, your school's website, or handouts at school and community meetings—and watch that critical family engagement level grow.


This kit is appropriate for both Elementary and Secondary levels and
contains all of these components to help you
implement the CCSS and boost student achievement:


featuring an informative five-minute video for families that answers such questions as:

  • What is the CCSS initiative?
  • What changes might parents expect to see in English, Math, and other subjects?
  • What are we doing at school?
  • How can families help at home?
  • And, what will remain the same?
Show it at parent and community meetings, before family events, on a loop in the front lobby, during parent-teacher conferences, and/or post it on your school’s website!



containing ALL of the kit’s 175 pages of the printed materials for families, the community and crucial staff development materials:

  • Helpful planning tools and handouts, and a sample agenda;
  • Effective guidelines for conducting successful meetings, and an evaluation/feedback form;
  • Proven tips for getting busy parents to attend school meetings, ways to involve hard-to-reach parents and overcome language barriers and;
  • Easy ways to incorporate CCSS into college- and career- readiness discussions in your already-successful events like science fairs, math nights, and much more!

Essential family communication materials including:

  • A 15-page reproducible Quick Guide to the CCSS with definitions of important educational terms and answers to parents’ frequently-asked questions;
  • A sample letter from the principal explaining the standards and enlisting the support of parents;
  • A sample press release and sample invitation to your events;
  • Materials for creating a positive media campaign including examples of newsworthy items, suggestions for contacting the media, using your school media and more!

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Ready-to-Reproduce materials including:

  • A template for teachers to outline the standards they are working on in class and offer simple activities parents can do with their elementary and secondary students at home to support those standards.
  • Reproducible newsletter articles and handouts for parents on why they need to be involved and how they can make it happen; the importance of preparing their child for higher education; what it takes to be college- and career- ready in today’s global economy; practical and helpful ways parents can strengthen their child’s reading, writing, research and math skills; prepare their child for standardized tests and much more!

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50 copies each of these best-selling parent booklets—

What Parents Can Do at Home to Help Students with Math

Ideas and activities for parents to use with children to build a solid foundation of math knowledge. Includes using ”mental math“ to estimate answers; secrets to solving word problems; how to have fun with fractions and decimals, overcome math anxiety, use sports statistics to build math interest and more.

Reading for Meaning

Help parents help their children learn ways to get the most out of what they read! This booklet suggests simple activities parents can use to teach children how to find the main ideas that lead to greater reading comprehension and better grades.

Plus an attractive storage binder!

Organize the many helpful components into an easy-to-reference source for successful use year after year.


Order the English kit for the low introductory price of only $329! Add the Spanish Supplement and pay only $399 for both versions!

—You'll receive the entire English kit, PLUS Spanish versions of the DVD (including narration in Spanish), CD-ROM, the booklets, handout masters, reproducible workshop materials and appropriate leader's materials.

For assistance with your order, please call The Parent Institute at 1-800-756-5525 and read them your session ID: W44069