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Dr. Kimberly O'Malley of Pearson with Parent Tool kit for School year

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According to a 2015 NBC News Parent Toolkit poll, almost half (47%) of parents say they wish they could do more when it comes to their child’s education.

And in today’s hectic environment, parents love their child’s schools and teachers, but admit that they sometimes try to unfairly shift burdens of education. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of American parents agree that “Parents sometimes unfairly blame schools for things that should be the parents’ responsibility.”

·         Where does a parent start?  A to Z solutions for parents of PreK-12 children from ParentToolKit.com including:

o    How to build daily, at home, study habits

o    Tracking what your kids should be learning (recognizing benchmarks and if they’re falling short)

o    Why developing and nurturing social skills is so important

·         Technology do’s and don’ts when at home and interacting with teachers

·         How to take and keep the 2015 Parental School Year Resolution

Dr. Kimberly O’Malley research expertise is in topics such as student growth models, which measure focus on the performance of individual students and new applications of standard-setting methods.  . Dr. O’Malley also taught for eight years in elementary and middle school grades. Dr. O’Malley is currently Pearson’s Senior Vice President.