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Education has long been one of the great equalizers when it comes to achieving success in the face of adversity. Statistics show that getting top grades in school early and often can often provide the smoothest transition for a student ascending the academic ladder. The earlier a student can develop positive learning habits, the greater the likelihood he or she will go on to greener academic pastures.

“The research shows that students tend to earn higher grades, have better attendance, are more motivated and less likely to drop out when their families are involved in their education,” according to the National Education Association.

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Are you an educator or parent in need of resources to supplement your own education efforts? Looking to support an organization doing that can help you on those fronts? As summer sets upon the school year, we’ve compiled a list of those types of programs that might encourage folks to continue their education. Have a look:

Achieve Atlanta is designed to specifically to help students in Georgia’s capital city “achieve their dreams by ensuring post-secondary success.” The nonprofit organization offers students a step-by-step, forward-looking guide to getting into college and planning for the next academic steps afterward. To find out more about Achieve Atlanta, click here.

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Bank Street College of Education offers its Bank Street Education Center to “to help create equity in education and stronger learning experiences for children and adults.” Among its valuable resources are its Center on Culture, Race & Equity which provides “resources and other materials to help practitioners and communities shift their approach toward culturally responsive, strength-based systems and practices.” Find out more about the Bank Street Education Center by clicking here.

The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore “combines analysis of the causes, location, and consequences of the nation’s dropout crisis with the development of tools and models designed to keep all students on the path to high school graduation, and capacity building efforts to enable states, communities, school districts, and schools to provide all their students with the supports they need to succeed.” More information about the Everyone Graduates center can be found by clicking here.

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Motivate your child to learn with one of these 12 strategies suggested for students and their parents as described by non-profit organization Education Corner.

Education company Pearson offers a number of math programs to help students hone their arithmetic skills in topics that range from algebra to trigonometry, and everything in between.

Education website cK-12 has dozens of online programs in math, science, English and more, offering “free, personalized learning for every student.”

The National Education Association (NEA) offers students kindergarten through 12th grade a host of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) resources that are either free, online or both. To learn more about what the programs the NEA has made available, go to its website by clicking here.

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Learning Hero “takes an active role in a child’s education and helps spark the love of learning as part of everyday life.” Their mission is to inspire and equip parents as learning heroes so every child can success by connecting them with useful information and sharing simple actions parents can take to help their children thrive in school and life. To learn more about what Learning Hero has to offer students, visit its website by clicking here.

The National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center (NSAESC) offers students educational “strategies, technical assistance, resources and materials” that were “developed and compiled by national leaders with extensive expertise and knowledge of K-12 early warning systems and student mentoring models.” To learn more about NSAESC, visit its website by clicking here.

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