Advanced Psychology: Child Psychology and Parenting Blog is a website with many useful articles dealing with children and adolescents. The site is run by clinical psychologists out of Canada. Information is provided for contact.
The Crucial Voice of the People is written by Victoria M. Young DVM, who has authored several books about education and many articles about public schools from a parent’s perspective. Vicki also helped start the original Save Our Schools organization and we should be thankful to her for that alone.
Free Range Kids has the subtitle: “How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts With Worry).” This title is also the title of Lenore Skenazy’s book. If you are a neurotic parent or normal parent who worries, Skenazy’s outlook on raising children might put your mind at ease or at least help balance you out. Or you are free to disagree. But I find Free Range Kids refreshing in this big old world of worry. Take what you want and leave what you don’t like, but by all means check it out.
Illinois Parents is a website dedicated to bringing a sense of community to public schools in Illinois. A unique feature is the the ability to locate child-related agencies, organizations and libraries in all counties across Illinois. This includes special education and early childhood education. In addition to other features, under School Community Network the section Recursos en Español may be helpful to parents of students with a second language.
Parents Across America (PAA) is a non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization connecting U.S. parents and activists with workable ideas for improving public schools. The organization presented a 2011 blueprint concerning the Federal Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA)-No Child Left Behind.
Parents United for Public Education involves Philadelphia parents working for an independent parent voice, quality schools, and keeping the public in public education. They provide a Know Your Rights Toolkit! Is your child’s class overcrowded? Have they a split grade? Missing a guidance counselor, art, music or dance classes? Can’t get your child’s concerns addressed? Help us document and report ANY consequences of this year’s underfunded schools. Useful information for everyone.
Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE) is about creating “a high quality public education for all children by informing parents about education issues and parents’ rights, bringing parents into the decision making process, empowering parents in their role as advocates for their children, and assisting them in their interactions within the school system.” Located in Chicago, PURE has accomplished much including co-founding the national network of parents, called Parents Across America.
The U.S. Department of Education has everything you need to know about what is happening today with education whether you agree with it or not. Pay attention!