On Thursday, Atlanta Public Schools became one of 14 metro Atlanta school districts to unite with state leaders for the Be There campaign. This national program reinforces the idea that parents can do little yet very important things to make a difference in their children’s lives every day.
APS Superintendent Dr. Beverly L. Hall joined superintendents from 13 other Atlanta-area school districts at WSB-TV studios for the announcement. The other districts represented were Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Floyd, Fulton, Gwinnett, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Rockdale, Troup and Walton counties.
Dr. Hall explained the crucial, early role that parents and guardians play in setting their children on the right path …
Parents and guardians are our students’ first teachers and they set the course for their child’s success in life. The Be There campaign offers very simple, everyday teaching and learning strategies that can be used to reinforce what’s taught in our classrooms. Children benefit when their parents are involved in their education. They have higher self-esteem, better academic performance, and more positive attitudes toward school.
For a more information about this effort, see the full press release here.