Parents, Get Involved!
Kids do better in school when parents take an interest.
The NFL commissioner, the daughter of a former President, a TV show host, an archbishop and a fashion mogul all came together today to discuss one thing they all agree on: Parents can make a difference in their children's education.
A panel on parental participation at NBC’s Education Nation in New York this week included Cheryl Hines, actress and host of the new TV show School Pride; Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York; Caroline Kennedy, author and daughter of President John F. Kennedy; and Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner.
Goodell said he is concerned about helping kids stay healthy and active.
“Children that are active are better students,” he told the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.
Also active students need a good school building to work in. Hines said that the teachers and students couldn’t work at their best if the working environment is in a poor state. Her new TV show focuses on how much difference a clean and upgraded school can make.
Caroline Kennedy brought up this point: Children can do better if the parents help.
“It’s hard to be a student today and do your best, because there are a lot of things competing for your attention,” she said.
“Students have to remember that the work they put in and the effort they put in will pay off in the long run.”
VIDEO: Scholastic Inc.