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Press Release: Teacher Tips for Parents (TTFP)

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release
Teacher Tips For Parents (TTFP) is a new mobile application created for parents, customized with grade level appropriate tips to engage with their child in a variety of ways.
Phoenix, AZ—

What is TTFP?
Teacher Tips For Parents (TTFP) is a grade specific app, available in English and Spanish, that is designed to promote positive parent involvement by weaving love, common sense and research into easy-to-use, grade appropriate, daily tips. Content is designed to foster successful academic and social-emotional development for children of all ages; from preschool (PreK) through grade 12. Specific grade levels are grouped as follows: preschool, kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades, 6th, 7th and 8th grades, 9th, 10th & 11th grades and 12th grade.

Daily Messaging
Delivered through your mobile device, these practical tips share a daily message that arrives at a customizable time on any iPhone, iPad, smartphone, or other mobile device ensuring parents can feel the comfort of knowing TTFP is in partnership with them for 365 days a year. Parenting is not easy. These expert tips have been created by experienced, caring and distinguished career educators — each with a minimum of 20 years of experience (and a total of more than 125 years) — driven by the goal of fostering successful academic and social-emotional development for children of all ages.

Parent Engagement
Teacher Tips For Parents is designed to promote positive parent engagement. According to Southwest Educational Development Laboratory1 and Parent Teacher Organization2, students with involved parents are more likely to:
◦ Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
◦ Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
◦ Attend school regularly
◦ Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
◦ Have increased motivation, better self-esteem
◦ Lower rates of suspensions, drug / alcohol use and violent behavior
◦ Graduate and go on to postsecondary education

Dual Language Format
With a dedication to engage parents in the language most comfortable to them, TTFP is available in both English and Spanish.

Funding Eligibility
TTFP purchases are Title I eligible under the 1% mandatory parent engagement expenditure.

Availability
TTFP is available in all Apple and Android retail outlets and sells for 99 cents.

Youth in Entrepreneurship
The creators of this app have been active in entrepreneurship most of their lives and feel strongly that youth are often overlooked for their capacity to innovate. As such, 10% of net profits will be awarded to districts and/or organizations that support the development of entrepreneurship in youth.

For More Information
Sonoran Mobile Technologies, LLC
10810 N. Tatum 102-189
Phoenix, AZ 85028 USA
info@sonoranmobiletechnologies.com
602.595.1401

Sources:
1. http://www.nea.org/tools/17360.htm

2. http://michigan.gov/documents/Final_Parent_Involvement_Fact_Sheet_14732_7.pdf

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