Parents Tell All About Their Child’s Education in GlobalScholar Study

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Parents Tell All About Their Child’s Education in GlobalScholar Study
News from Sacramento Bee:

/PRNewswire/ — FETC 2012 – Despite frequent reports about the deterioration of the U.S. education system, a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive discovered that the majority of parents give their children’s schools high marks. Specific findings revealed that 79 percent of parents surveyed gave their child’s school an overall grade of “A” or “B.” The study was commissioned by leading educational technology company GlobalScholar® and conducted by the custom research firm.

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Harris Interactive surveyed parents of school-aged children on topics ranging from how much parents know about their child’s education and where they get their information from, to their biggest fears about their child’s education and how they would rate their child’s school on a range of areas, including the use of technology to communicate and share information. The GlobalScholar Parent Survey Report details key findings from the survey and is available online to media, educator…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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My Word: After-school programs can add value to a child’s education
News from Tri-Valley Herald:

In this time of tight budgets, we need strategies with proven benefits for children and families. Schools in Alameda County have turned to after-school programs to extend learning time and critical enrichment activities that have been cut from the regular school day. Quality after-school programming is a winning strategy for students, families and schools.

The evidence is strong — after school works. A child who attends a program operating three hours a day for five days a week throughout the school year has gained an extra 90 days of education. Children who participate in state and federally funded after-school programs are more engaged in school and exhibit better behavior and higher grades and test scores.

These benefits are even more pronounced for our most vulnerable students, including English language learners. The advantages of after-school programming extend beyond participants and affect all children through increased funding to schools and districts.

For example, in its most recent evaluation the Oakland Unified School District reported a gain of more than $ 800,000 in attendance-based revenue for Oakland schools through its after-school program.

The Alameda County Office of Education is proud to serve as one of the 11 statewide regional technical assistance centers supporting California’…………… continues on Tri-Valley Herald

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