Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

My Child/My Student

2019-2020 My Child/My Student Campaign




The State Board of Education and the ADE Division of Elementary and Secondary Education are proud to launch the 2019-2020 My Child/My Student public awareness campaign!

The goal of this campaign, in its fifth year, is to encourage positive and productive communication between parents and teachers. Ongoing communication builds a support network that encourages student learning and success.

The campaign highlights a college and career readiness topic and student safety topic each month during the campaign, which begins in August and ends in May. Resources and links to helpful information for parents and teachers are posted on this page and ADE's social media throughout the school year.   

The 2019-2020 Topics List (2019-2020 Temas de comunicación) is available and provides questions for parents and teachers to consider when communicating with each other.  

Schools, organizations and supporters are invited to share the 2019-2020 resources below and to follow ADE on Facebook and Twitter, as campaign resources are posted throughout the school year.

September 2019

College, Career and Community Readiness Topic: G.U.I.D.E. for Life

The videos below are from the Collaborative for Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL). They explain the value of social emotional learning to parents in English and Spanish.  Additional resources are the G.U.I.D.E. for Life (5 skills for personal success), a parent toolkit for social and emotional learning, and the CASEL website.

Student Safety and Support Topic: Mental Health Awareness

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Be sure to check out these resources. 

August 2019

College, Career and Community Readiness Topic: Family and Community Engagement (FACE Framework and Toolkit Site) 

Student Safety and Support Topic: Getting to and From School Safely

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