NBC News’ Award-Winning Parent Toolkit Website Launches New Design and “Life After High School” Section

NEW YORK – May 24, 2017 – NBC News today announced a new section, “Life After High School,” for its Parent Toolkit website – a one-stop online resource available in English and Spanish. The new section will help parents and students navigate college and career options, as well as provide advice for parents of young adults in the areas of continuing education, health, social wellness, finances, and career skills.

Parent Toolkit allows parents to support children’s development in academics, health and wellness, and social and emotional development. Supported by Pearson, the website continues to empower parents to be informed participants in their child’s overall development, now extending past high school.

Additionally, Parent Toolkit will be easier than ever to use with its new redesign. Enhanced navigation, a redesigned interface, and new filtering options will allow users to effortlessly access advice and information.

The Parent Toolkit website was first unveiled in October 2013 and features benchmarks and tips from Pre-K through 12th grade focused on math, English language arts, health and wellness, and social and emotional development. Parent Toolkit is the winner of the 2014 and 2016 Webby Award in the Family/Parenting category, with a nomination in the same category in 2015. The Parent Toolkit App is available in English and Spanish on iOS and Android devices.


About NBC News

More Americans watch NBC News and MSNBC than any news organization in the world. NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, TODAY, Meet the Press, and Dateline, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. For the 2015-2016 season, all four NBC News broadcasts were #1 in the key news demo. MSNBC is the premier cable destination for breaking and live news coverage, in-depth analysis, and influential voices – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show and MSNBC radio channels and NBC News Radio on the iHeartMedia 24/7 News Network, provide continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit www.NBCUniversal.com.


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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