ETS has recently completed research on student achievement with a focus on the impact of family and home. Needless to say, early experiences, influences of the family, and the home environment are critical to enabling achievement and learning. The report, The Family: America's Smallest School , explores the current status of children in America with emphasis on changes in family configuration, finances, literacy development, child care disparities, educational resources in the home and parent - school relationship. The report and report highlights can be downloaded from the research section of ETS at:
KidsHealth is a publication of the Nemours Foundation, dedicated to providing doctor-approved health information for children from birth to adolescence. A recent article featured tips for increasing safety in the home. General suggestions are provided to avoid a few potential dangers, with links to more indepth information on specific topics. You can access the articles at www.kidshealth.org and click on first aid and safety. Wondertime is a parenting site that has safety tips based on the developmental age of the child and the types of activity in which they engage. This information is available at www.wondertime.go.com/learning/child-development/health-safety.html .
Another article on childproofing your home is available on the Civitas website at www.civitas.org/bits/UCsafety.pdf.