Maryland Foster Parent PTA Resources


Maryland PTA



Maryland Connect My Life

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The Maryland Connect MYLIFE is a part of the Youth Matter movement that continues to occur across the state of Maryland. MYLIFE is an acronym which stands for Maryland Youth Launching Initiatives For Empowerment (MYLIFE).

Maryland State Department of Educaton

Parent Resources

The following are selected resources that may be of interest to the parents of Maryland public school students. While many of the resources have been developed by MSDE, others are the work of outside organizations. MSDE does not necessarily endorse links by other organizations, and is not responsible for their content and any consequences arising thereof.

Resources For Helping Your Student With Mathematics

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)


The NCTSN Mission and Vision

The NCTSN Mission

To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

The NCTSN Vision

The NCTSN works to accomplish its mission of serving the nation’s traumatized children and their families by:


  • Raising public awareness of the scope and serious impact of child traumatic stress on the safety and healthy development of America’s children and youth.
  • Advancing a broad range of effective services and interventions by creating trauma-informed developmentally and culturally appropriate programs that improve the standard of care.
  • Working with established systems of care including the health, mental health, education, law enforcement, child welfare, juvenile justice, and military family service systems to ensure that there is a comprehensive trauma-informed continuum of accessible care.
  • Fostering a community dedicated to collaboration within and beyond the NCTSN to ensure that widely shared knowledge and skills become a sustainable national resource.

National PTA

Parents’ Guides to Student Success

The Parents’ Guides to Student Success were developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.

Created for grades K-8 high school English language arts/literacy and mathematics the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.

Visit the National PTA website HERE.

Parent Guides Foster Care

usdeptofedStudents in Foster Care

In the U.S. today, approximately 400,000 children and youth are in foster care at any given time and each year about 20,000 of these students emancipate (i.e., age out) of foster care.

A positive PK-12 education experience has the potential to be a powerful counterweight to the abuse, neglect, separation, impermanence and other barriers these vulnerable students experience. Additionally, participation in and persistence to a postsecondary credential can enhance their well-being, help them make more successful transitions to adulthood, and increase their chances for personal fulfillment and economic self-sufficiency.

Learn more on the U.S. Department of Education website, at

Math Support

Ready by 21 Manual

Click here to download this PDF document.

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