Thursday, July 26, 2007

Great publishes a number of free newsletters, emailed directly to subscribers. Although these newsletters are not specifically directed at homeschoolers, the insights contained are still quite valuable.

Great Schools was founded in 1998 by Bill Jackson, a former teacher who believes that the key to great schools (and a great education) is parent involvement. When parents make informed choices, students and schools benefit, students are more successful when parents are actively involved in their education, schools improve when parents advocate for high-quality teaching and learning.

The most recent Parent Advisor Newsletter dated July 25, 2007, is entitled "Easy Ways to Sneak Learning Into Summer." The articles included are as follows:

Keep Your Child's Skills Sharp This Summer
Helping Kids Get Smart About Money
GreatSchools Survey: Success After High School
This Week at GreatSchools
Poll: Do You Reward Your Child for Good Grades?
Bright Ideas: Get Your Child Ready for a New Grade
Share Your Ideas: Back-to-School Shopping

In addition to the newsletters, the website includes school profiles, FAQs, and an archive of articles and materials to support parents in making informed school choices and getting involved in their schools and the quality of their child's education.

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