Back to school: Embracing goals


Back to school season is upon us. For the millions of students embarking on a new school year, that means setting goals to get them on a path to be ready for college and career success. Teachers and families are not only helping those students set their goals, they also play an important role in ensuring they reach their goals.

This is true for the students and teachers at Lindsay Unified School District in California, who embrace and celebrate goal-setting at the beginning of every year. In this video and this blog post, we learn how Lindsay High School’s focus on goal-setting and a personalized learning approach helped one student, Laura, make big improvements in her reading proficiency.

Back to school season is the perfect time to set goals, and grantees like Learning Heroes can help parents and families find the best resources to establish and support those goals. Learning Heroes helps families navigate information, resources and opportunities so they can support their children’s academic success and social-emotional well-being. Their Super 5 Back-to-School Power Moves—available in both English and Spanish—equips families with simple and actionable back-to-school tips and resources from trusted partners including National PTA, Scholastic, GreatSchools, Common Sense Media and others.

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