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Parents Make the Difference
Parents make the biggest difference in whether their kids learn science and math and how well prepared they are for the world of work.
• Be positive about science and math. Your attitude sets the tone for how they'll feel about science and math.
• Set high but realistic expectations about achievement
• Get involved: Be consistent about doing homework; talk about how important education is; participate in teacher conferences; talk about specifics of what's happening at school.
Did You Know?
When parents and caring adults are involved in their children's education, kids
Twenty-two out of the thirty fastest growing occupations are computer and health-related.
Students of all income levels who take rigorous mathematics and science courses in high school are more likely to go to college.
The top five job growth areas in the next 10 years will require math/science skills and a college degree
Students with higher-level mathematics skills earn more.