Resources for Parents

What are the Common Core State Standards?

With the educational landscape poised for reform, and topics such as Common Core State Standards, ESEA waivers, Effective Teaching Measures, and Data Models dominating the discussion, LULAC National has been able to provide the Latino community with pertinent information and advocacy tools to engage Latino parents and educational leaders in critical conversations about education reform.  Learn more.

Parent Resources from the US Department of Education

Includes information for:

  • Early childhood education
  • Special education
  • Reading resources
  • Help your child learn
  • Pay for college
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Free Resources for Parents from Discovery Education 

Discovery Education offers a wide variety of free family resources that you can trust to provide high-quality, relevant material for you and your children. We invite you to take a look at our family activities, contests, and a host of other resources that have been vetted by Discovery Education and uniquely designed with parents in mind.  Learn more. 

PBS Parent Resources

PBS Parents is a trusted resource that is full of information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a window for parents into the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.  Learn more.

Career Village Resources

CareerVillage helps underrepresented youth access career advice and information.  Learn more.

Common Sense Media Resources

Common Sense is an independent voice for children, families, and communities everywhere. They combine original research with game-changing advocacy efforts to make the digital world work better for all children. Their advocacy work highlights technology-related legislation and identifies solutions that protect consumer privacy, promote better connectivity for students and families, and hold tech companies accountable for ensuring a healthy internet for all.  Learn more.

Financial Resources for Parents to Help Support Students
There are various resources that can help you assess how you can help your child be more financially responsible throughout their education. Financial aid can involve federal assistance from the U.S government, scholarships, and non-profit or private organizations. For low-income non-traditional students who cannot avail of financial support from their parents or external parties, financial aid can cover educational expenses including tuition and fees, housing, books and supplies, and transportation. It is important to understand how to navigate loans- which are also an option but to also explore all types of funding available and help make a decision that works best for your child. Our resource list provides a unique visual that can walk you through how you can help your child apply for financial aid through the U.S government’s FAFSA portal- which can open the door to loans, grants, and scholarships. It also provides a general list of financial resources available to your child to help them navigate college in a financially responsible manner.

Resources for Parents of Students with Disabilities
If your child has physical, mental, intellectual or learning disabilities, there are extensive resources available to them that provide general and specialized support. At times, students with disabilities may need additional support and accommodation to succeed in college. Your child's respective campus also has specialized student services and associations that offer further empowerment and support for students with disabilities throughout their academic journeys. 

Resources for Parents of Immigrant Students
Undocumented and immigrant students have the right to attend college in the United States. However, it can be difficult to navigate what resources are available to your child given their respective legal circumstance, but also the constant change in immigration policies in the U.S. Furthermore, immigrant students may also face more hardship when it comes to finding scholarships, federal funding and specialized resources such as language courses. We have compiled a resource list that we hope will support your child in their education and allow them to have a fulfilling college experience. 

Student Mental Health Resources for Parents 
It is essential for parents to understand that their child can access counseling, psychiatric, and mental health management services through their institution’s mental health centers. The pandemic has also had consequences on students' mental health. As such, your child may find it difficult to adjust to the change in lifestyle and navigate academic challenges. This resource list captures the extensive resources available that can help your child navigate their mental health, so they can thrive in their studies.