All students benefit when families encourage not only their school work but also their involvement in other learning activities.

Click on a grade level below to find resources on how to support and encourage your child in doing their school work (including homework) as well as other learning activities at home and in their community.

Preschool and Kindergarten

Articles

Videos / webinars

  • Great Schools! Video Milestones
    A free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-12. Choose your child’s grade and get started.
    (2016) Great Schools!
  • Make School Important
    Show your child that school is important; make learning a priority in your family. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Provide a Rich Learning Environment at Home
    Provide books, games, and educational toys at home. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting

Podcasts

Websites

  • Chicago City of Learning
    This website provides opportunities for parents to support their child’s learning at home and in the community. The focus is on families living in the city of Chicago.
    (2016) City of Chgo,, DePaul U., Chicago Public Schools, The Chicago Community Trust, MacArthur Foundation
  • Great Schools! Book Lists
    Looking for books for your student about specific topics? This web page contains book lists for students ages preschool through 8th grade.
    (2016) Great Schools!
Elementary School

Articles

Videos / webinars

  • Great Schools! Video Milestones
    A free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-12. Choose your child’s grade and get started.
    (2016) Great Schools!
  • Make School Important
    Show your child that school is important; make learning a priority in your family. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Provide a Rich Learning Environment at Home
    Provide books, games, and educational toys at home. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting

Podcasts

Websites

  • Chicago City of Learning
    This website provides opportunities for parents to support their child’s learning at home and in the community. The focus is on families living in the city of Chicago.
    (2016) City of Chgo,, DePaul U., Chicago Public Schools, The Chicago Community Trust, MacArthur Foundation
  • Great Schools! Book Lists
    Looking for books for your student about specific topics? This web page contains book lists for students ages preschool through 8th grade.
    (2016) Great Schools!
  • Illinois State Board of Education Homework Help Page for Students/ParentsThis website provides homework help in a variety of school subjects.
    (2016) ISBE
Middle School

Articles

Videos / webinars

  • Great Schools! Video Milestones
    A free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-12. Choose your child’s grade and get started.
    (2016) Great Schools!
  • Make School Important
    Show your child that school is important; make learning a priority in your family. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Provide a Rich Learning Environment at Home
    Provide books, games, and educational toys at home. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting

Podcasts

Websites

  • Chicago City of Learning
    This website provides opportunities for parents to support their child’s learning at home and in the community. The focus is on families living in the city of Chicago.
    (2016) City of Chgo,, DePaul U., Chicago Public Schools, The Chicago Community Trust, MacArthur Foundation
  • College and Careers Readiness
    College and Career Readiness (CCR) is a dedicated team of education professionals working to provide high-quality educational programs, resources, and training for all Illinois students, teachers, and administrators.
    (2016) Illinois State Board of Education
  • Great Schools! Book Lists
    Looking for books for your student about specific topics? This web page contains book lists for students ages preschool through 8th grade.
    (2016) Great Schools!
  • Illinois State Board of Education Homework Help Page for Students/Parents
    This website provides homework help in a variety of school subjects.
    (2016) ISBE
High School

Articles

Videos / webinars

  • Great Schools! Video Milestones
    A free online collection of videos aimed at helping parents understand grade-level expectations in grades K-12. Choose your child’s grade and get started.
    (2016) Great Schools!
  • Make School Important
    Show your child that school is important; make learning a priority in your family. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Provide a Rich Learning Environment at HomeProvide books, games, and educational toys at home. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting

Podcasts

Websites

  • Chicago City of Learning
    This website provides opportunities for parents to support their child’s learning at home and in the community. The focus is on families living in the city of Chicago.
    (2016) City of Chgo,, DePaul U., Chicago Public Schools, The Chicago Community Trust, MacArthur Foundation
  • College and Careers Readiness
    College and Career Readiness (CCR) is a dedicated team of education professionals working to provide high-quality educational programs, resources, and training for all Illinois students, teachers, and administrators.
    (2016) Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois State Board of Education Homework Help Page for Students/Parents
    This website provides homework help in a variety of school subjects.
    (2016) ISBE

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