Parent Toolkit

Testing measurements for Arizona standards; K-12 education funding proposals; questions about who to talk to and be heard.
To help parents and community members navigate the multitude of information concerning education, the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y) has created this useful one-stop information page with quick links to the resources parents need to help their children succeed in education.

Education Resources

– New!! AzEDS Student Analysis Tool (view)
– Top Five Tips to Get Your Child Ready For Back to School (view)
– As your kids head back to school, keep an eye out for stress (view)
– 5 Ways You Can Help Your Child’s Teachers (view)
– Parents offered cheat sheets for understanding, using kids AzMERIT scores (view)
– How the Every Student Succeeds Act will impact Arizona’s schools (view)

TESTING
– About AzMERIT (view)
– ASBA AzMERIT Information & Resources (view)
– AzMERIT Information from Mesa Public Schools (view) (en español)
– AzMERIT/AIMS Comparison of Tests (view)
– AzMERIT/AIMS Comparison of Scores (view)
– Attorney General’s Opinion (view)
– Tips for Helping Your Child Prepare for AzMERIT (view)

UNDERSTANDING SCHOOL FUNDING
– A first look at what’s inside the proposed Arizona Budget for Education (view)
– How Arizona Compares Nationally (view)
– How Proposition 123 affects Arizona’s land trust fund (view)
– State Land Trust Funds for Schools (view)
– Prop. 123 primer: Plan would put $3.5B into schools (view)
– Arizona Schools Count on Proposition 301 Sales Tax (view)

ENGAGEMENT
– Updated — Summer (camps) almost here (view)
– Expect More Arizona: Pearl Chang Esau Talks Summer Learning on KTVK Ch. 3 (view)
– AZ Afterschool Program Directory offers information on keeping children entertained, challenged this summer. Free directory searchable in English and Spanish (view)
– Education leaders echo voters’ desire for funding beyond Prop. 123 (view)
– 5 ways to thank a teacher (view)
– A simple cure for education’s jargonitis (view)
– Launch of new Spanish website to help parents (view)
– Parents as Partners in the Math Classroom (view)
– Ten Tips for Child Advocacy (view)
– ASBA information on ‘Request to Speak System’ (view)
– ASBA ‘Request to Speak’ E-Mail Registration Form (view)
– Expect More Arizona — Online ‘Request to Speak’ Signup (view)
– Expect More Arizona creates video on how to use Request to Speak System (view)
– Free webinars provide info on running for, serving on a public school board (view)

EARLY CHILDHOOD ENGAGEMENT 
– The Heckman Equation (view) (Facebook)
– Head Start (view)
– Early Literacy Guide for Families (view)

View other Partner and Organizational Resources and Websites

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


PARTNERS & ORGANIZATIONS

Arizona Aims Higher (en español) | Arizona Association of School Business Officers | Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence | Arizona Department of Education | A for Arizona | Arizona School Boards Association | Children’s Action Alliance | Expect More Arizona | First Things First | Flagstaff Unified School District | Parent Support Arizona | Read On Arizona | Stand for Children | Support Our Schools AZ


Have suggestions for future resources or comments on the items listed here?

Send an email to coalition@coconinokids.org

Parent Toolkit October 19, 2015