NBC News Launches Spanish-Language Version of PARENT TOOLKIT

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NBC News Launches Spanish-Language Version of PARENT TOOLKIT

NBC News launched today the Spanish-language version of its digital Parent Toolkit, produced by NBC News and sponsored by Pearson. The Parent Toolkit was unveiled at NBC News' "Education Nation" Summit in October 2013, and is designed to educate and empower parents with the resources they need to navigate their child's development in today's school system and have a positive impact on their academic career. The entire website and mobile app have been translated into Spanish as part of NBC News and Pearson's commitment to provide the resource to a wide and diverse audience.



The comprehensive Toolkit serves as a one stop shop for parents with accessible resources and information to help them better understand their child's academic expectations and support their success and personal growth. Using the Toolkit, parents can access grade-by-grade academic benchmarks for Pre-K through 12th grade in Math and English Language Arts, a guide to parent-teacher conferences and school counselor meetings, and tips for ways to encourage their child's learning outside the classroom. NBC News Enlisted academic experts, teachers, and parent advisers from across the country to help shape and guide the content. To view a welcome video of the Spanish-language Parent Toolkit from NBC's Natalie Morales, and to download the app, visit es.ParentToolkit.com.



"It's incredibly important for me to play an active role in my children's education," said Natalie Morales, News Anchor and Co-Host of NBC News' TODAY and mother of two school-age children. "As a bilingual mother, it's wonderful to have the Parent Toolkit available in both English and Spanish. It will help more parents that are eager to get involved understand what our kids are learning and how we can do a better job supporting them."



"Education is the key that can unlock any door. Providing the Parent Toolkit in Spanish and English helps to support parents across our diverse school communities in pursuit of one shared goal: to empower all our children to find their passion and fulfill their potential," said Shilpi Niyogi, senior Vice president of corporate affairs at Pearson.



The public is invited to join the discussion online with #ParentToolKit. NBC News and Pearson will continue to roll out new features for the Parent Toolkit, including benchmarks focused on Health & Wellness in Spring 2014, and Social & Emotional development in Fall 2014.



About NBC News



NBC News is a leading source of global news and information operating for over 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 25 hours of television news programming with the top-rated "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "Meet the Press" programs as well as America's longest-running morning news program, "TODAY," and the Primetime newsmagazine, "Dateline." The continuously growing online presence of the NBC News Digital Group, including NBCNews.com, provides something for every news consumer with comprehensive offerings that deliver the best in breaking news, segments from NBC News broadcasts, live video coverage, original journalism, lifestyle features, commentary and local updates.



About Pearson



Pearson partners with educators in more than 70 countries to help people make progress in their lives through learning. Drawing on our deep experience, innovative technologies, and world-class research, our educational products and services tackle the toughest challenges to improve achievement and expand access for learners of every age. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.




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