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The key to a child's educational success is a successful partnership between teachers, parents and family members. Go here to find information that will help you help your child.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Torlakson visits with students and instructors at the site of the Humboldt Regional Occupation Program (HROP) in McKinleyville, where students complete a course by building a house from scratch over the course of a year.

A Message to California Parents

Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. Research proves that family engagement is one of the best tools to help a student succeed in school. We have gathered here some information that can help you support your child’s education. That includes finding care for our youngest learners, determining how well a particular school performs, and learning about the standards we have set for what a student should know and be able to do to be ready to graduate and succeed in life. —Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Last Reviewed: Monday, October 26, 2015

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