This is being sent on behalf of Tyler Barr, Georgia PTA President-Elect
Tynettia Elrod, Legislative Chair
Tynettia Elrod, Legislative Chair
Georgia PTA Helps Increase Student Performance
Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2016) Georgia PTA and SOLARO formed an exclusive partnership to provide digital educational resources consisting of workbook materials, instructional content, and practice assessments aligned to Georgia’s state standards free to parents, teachers, and school administrators to help 1.6 million students in Georgia public schools prepare and study better and faster.
“Georgia voters demanded to have schools remain under local control. The voters defeated Gov. Nathan Deal’s Constitutional Amendment to allow the state to take over local schools defined as chronically failing by the Opportunity School District plan. This give parents and educators the opportunity to shape the future of public education and provide better solutions to improve student performance,” said Tyler Barr, president-elect of Georgia PTA. “Georgia PTA supports student achievement and is committed to finding education solutions to help every child succeed. We are excited to partner with SOLARO to provide a free study help and exam prep resource for Georgia students.”
Georgia’s students and families deserve more than a school takeover. Therefore, one of Georgia PTA’s next approaches is to develop a partnership with Castle Rock Research Corporation, a well-established provider of print and digital educational resources, to exclusively offer a comprehensive online educational resource called SOLARO that is available to any student, anytime through Georgia PTA’s website, www.georgiapta.org. SOLARO can be accessed on any browser, tablet, and via mobile apps for IOS, Android, and Windows 8.1 smartphones. SOLARO provides thousands of practice questions for English/Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science for 3rd – 12th grades, including real-time feedback to students and step-by-step solutions for parents to assist at home, full lessons with explanations of core concepts, built-in study tools such as notes, flashcards, and resources designed for teachers are all included to support learning and achievement. SOLARO provides the extra practice and reinforcement of the actual curriculum being taught in Georgia public schools. This educational tool will help parents become more active in their children’s education and track their improvement through up-to-date activity reports.
Georgia PTA recognizes that some schools are under performing against others and there is a real need for improvement in Georgia’s education system. Georgia PTA strives to lead efforts to provide result-driven and innovative solutions to the unique problems and learning styles of students and families in communities served by the Association. In addition, Georgia PTA supports ideas where teachers, families, community members, and service providers can come together in coordinated, purposeful and result-focused partnerships to identify methods to improve local schools and student performance. “We are excited about our new partnership with Georgia PTA that will greatly help students, engage parents, and provide additional free resources and tools for teachers.” Said Gautam Rao, CEO of Castle Rock Research Corporation. “We are following Georgia PTA’s lead in making sure that students have access to SOLARO. We are making it easier to help the world learn, one student at a time.”
About Georgia PTA
Georgia PTA comprises nearly 300,000 families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference in the education, health and welfare of children and youth.
About Castle Rock Research Corporation
Castle Rock has created SOLARO, a comprehensive Digital Study Guide that is 100% aligned to Georgia Standards of Excellence in Math and English Language Arts across grades 3 to 12. SOLARO is accessible via the web or through mobile devices, providing students with review lessons, study aids and thousands of practice questions with detailed solutions. To learn more about SOLARO and Georgia PTA Partnership, please visit http://www.solaro.com/pta.