Thursday, January 6, 2011

Are you smarter than ... other parents in other school districts?

While searching for a home in Colorado Springs, we knew the reputation of the District 20 school district. The problem:  we didn't want to live in that area of town.

On January 4, the Education News Colorado  web site reported a great breakdown of Census information on Colorado districts on parental education. The article by Nancy Mitchell mentions that "higher parent education levels tend to produce higher academic achievement."

School districts like Boulder Valley, Cheyenne Mountain District 12 and Academy District 20 topped the list with the highest levels of education. It's informative to read the Education News' story and search for your child's school district.

We don't live in those districts, but hopefully we'll be able to bring something to the table to help our child in his Falcon School District 49. This school district fares well in the parental education levels. We'll also resort to good old fashioned "being involved" in our child's life and in his school to help him succeed.

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