Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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My Child/My Student

2017-2018 My Child/My Student Campaign




The State Board of Education and the Arkansas Department of Education proudly launch the My Child/My Student public awareness campaign for the fourth year. The goal of this campaign is to encourage positive, productive and ongoing communication between parents and teachers.

To encourage conversation, which is essential to a child's academic success, the campaign provides parents with helpful information and tips they can use to discuss their child’s educational progress and goals. Additionally, teachers are provided questions, tips, and resources they can use to talk with a student’s parents or guardians.

Resources, tips and links to helpful information for parents and teachers are posted on this page throughout the school year, with new college and career readiness and student safety topics highlighted each month. The 2017-2018 Topics List is available and provides questions for parents and teachers to consider when communicating with each other.   

Schools, organizations and supporters are invited to use, revise, post and share the 2017-2018 resources below and to follow ADE on Facebook and Twitter, as campaign resources are posted throughout the school year.

Additional Resource: Topics Handout

May 2018: Keep Learning / Summer Safe Habits

April 2018: Internships and Job Shadowing / National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 2018: Testing / Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 2018: Digital Learning / Health Awareness

January 2018: Preparing for the Future / Child Abduction and Human Trafficking

December 2017: Character Building / Texting and Driving

November 2017: Volunteering / Cyber and Social Media Security

October 2017: Parent-Community Engagement / Red Ribbon Week

September 2017: R.I.S.E. Arkansas / Mental Health Awareness

August 2017: Setting Goals / School Bus Safety

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