- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 9, 2001

Books

• "501 Ways to Boost Your Child's Success in School," by Robert D. Ramsey, Contemporary Books, 2000. The author, a seasoned educator, presents a pocket-size guide jammed with tips for parents to apply to the education of their children.

• "What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades, Optimum Learning, Minimum Time," by Adam Robinson, Crown Publishing, 1993. This book has as its premise that successful students aren't brighter than their less successful counterparts but have figured out how to learn efficiently.

• "Getting Straight As," by Gordon W. Green, Lyle Stuart, 1993. In this best-selling handbook, proven study methods are enhanced with a variety of new materials.

Online

• The Learning Network's Web site (www.familyeducation.com) offers all kinds of education-oriented information for parents from idea exchanges to grade-by-grade timetables. The network was started by Pearson, an international media company.

• Education Planet (www.educationplanet.com) is a kindergarten-through-12th-grade Web-services company, partnered with the International Society for Technology in Education. The site's team of reviewers rates educational resources and services and provides information and advice.


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