Your daughter is struggling with fractions.
Your son is having difficulty in reading.
There is help available, and this week the Harrison County School system is offering free Internet training for parents and students on the Lightspan Network, an educational Web site that offers students assistance in math, reading, basic skills and test-taking readiness.
"We will be teaching parents how to get in, what to look for and how to do research or use the educational computer games," said Libby Bucy, Title I coordinator for Harrison County.
Classes are being held today at West Milford Elementary School and at the Harrison County School central office on E.B. Saunders Way at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. On Thursday, classes will be held at both Bridgeport High School and Big Elm Elementary at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
To register for any of the one-hour sessions, parents can contact the school where their children attend.
The Lightspan Network created the educational Web site in 1993 to improve student achievement and to specialize in grade-specific information.
The site is a time-saver for teachers, students and parents who can quickly locate information without having to search the Internet.
"With funds from the Harrison County School levy, we've purchased the rights for the community to get access to the Web site," Bucy said.
To access the site, parents and students must enter the school's name and a password, which they can obtain from the school, Bucy said.
The site has more than 150 activities to maintain and improve a child's skills, Bucy said.
Some students are already using the site at school, Bucy said.
"We want to dedicate this training for parents so we can provide services for parents at home to help their children," she said.
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