Showing parents how to help their children succeed
Serving schools and families since 1990
Frequently asked questions
How does this subscription work?
Our publications are reproducible. Simply stated, this means you can download the online master (available monthly) and make copies for your school or district, post the publications to your website and/or digital platform of your choice, or email them to parents. Many of our schools mail the newsletters with a school calendar, progress report, or menu so parents don’t miss any of this critical information for helping their children succeed.
Tip: Photocopy the newsletter on colored paper to help it stand out. You can print the two pages onto the front and back of a single sheet so there’s no collating. And while many schools have gone green, subscribers often tell us that they send it home both ways—in print and digitally—to reach the most parents.
How are the newsletters delivered?
When you subscribe, you’ll be given access to a website where you can download PDFs of your personalized issues. You can post the PDFs to your school website or other online platform, email them to parents, or photocopy them for distribution. We will send you alert emails each month as the new issues become available.
Tip: If you post the newsletter to your school website, be sure to tell parents the new issue is there, and include a link. Whether you communicate with parents through email, Facebook, Twitter, or text, pushing a notice to them with a link they can easily click will increase the likelihood that they will come to your site and read the issue. All PDFs are fully remediated to comply with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards to help keep your website compliant with federal regulations.
Can I get the newsletters electronically?
Certainly. When you subscribe, you’ll be given access to a website where you can download PDFs of your personalized issues. You can post the PDFs to your school site or email them to parents.
Tip: If you post the newsletter to your school website, be sure to tell parents the new issue is there, and include a link. Whether you communicate with parents through email, Facebook, Twitter, or text, pushing a notice to them with a link they can easily click will increase the likelihood that they will come to your site and read the issue.
How can I fund my subscription?
Resources for Educators newsletters are extremely cost effective: Considering that you’ll send them to all the parents in your school community each month of the school year, the price works out to just pennies per family. Click here for ideas on how to finance your subscription with federal funds or ways to encourage your PTA, PTO, or local organizations and businesses to sponsor a subscription for your school. We even provide sample emails for you to use!
What is the personalization?
Your free personalization is a great way to let parents know you care. You get two lines at the top of each issue for your name and school, or a motto. That way you get the credit for sending home these helpful tips.
Do you publish your newsletters in any other languages?
Yes! All of our newsletters are currently available in Spanish as well as English. If you add the Spanish version to your subscription, you’ll receive one English PDF and one Spanish PDF each month to make sure you reach all your parents.
How can I change my personalization or contact information?
Please call us at 800-394-5052 or send an email to email@example.com.
I subscribed—how can I access my issues?
Go to rfecustomer.com and enter your customer number and the password you were provided with your first issue. If you can’t find those credentials, feel free to call us at 800-394-5052.
When are the subscriptions available?
Subscriptions to any of our 11 publications run September through May, although there are some shorter terms available at various times of the year. By the last week of each month we will send you an email to alert you that the next editions are available. You can also feel free to log onto the site (see question above) at any time to access all available issues that you will find personalized as per your request. Issues are available at least one full month prior to the issue month. For example, your September issue will be available for download by the last week of July.
Subscriptions to the digital School Success Tip of the Day electronic tips are delivered in weekly bundles via email. The subscriptions are sold for a one-year time period so you can keep in contact with your school community every day.
Who writes your newsletters?
Resources for Educators newsletters are professionally written by a team of educators and seasoned writers with long years of experience in the education field. These educators and writers understand the issues and challenges facing today’s parents and school professionals.
Are the newsletters research-based?
Yes, our publications are all research- and evidence-based. Our writers and editors scour current research, attend conferences and meetings, and talk to professionals and practitioners to develop sound and accurate information, tips, ideas, and strategies for every single article published.
Are they aligned with CCSS, NGSS and/or state standards?
Language arts, mathematics, and science content in Resources for Educators publications are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the various state standards. No matter which standards your schools and students need to meet, the newsletters motivate parents to make sure their children embrace education—and succeed in and out of school.
Are the issues ADA compliant?
Yes—your subscription is made available in a digital format that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With these issues, parents and educators with visual disabilities can access the material contained in the newsletters via screen readers. In addition, subscribing schools and school districts will be able to comply with standards requiring schools receiving federal funds to make their website materials ADA-compliant.
How can I give you my ideas or comments?
We always want to hear from our subscribers. You can give your editorial ideas, comments, or suggestions to us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to give us a call at 800-394-5052. Your comments make a difference!
What’s the difference between a single-school subscription and a district subscription?
Since our publications are copyrighted, we give subscribers a license to reproduce/distribute them based on the number of families you’ll be reaching each month. A single-school subscription allows you to send issues to families of students from one school building only. This means your own personalized newsletters will be made available to you on the website each month. A district subscription allows you to distribute each issue to the parents of students in more than one building according to the district size you select. The monthly issues are made available to the district subscriber via the monthly email reminder, but he/she can share the website log-in information with representatives from individual schools included in the subscription as needed. If you’d like to know more about district pricing, please call our Customer Care department at 800-394-5052.
This is reproducible, but there’s a copyright. How does that work?
When you subscribe, you get a copyright license that will be valid for the school year. You may distribute each issue to your school or district, depending on the subscription size you purchase.
You are permitted to distribute the newsletters in their entirety in print or PDF digital formats to the parents of the students in your school or district. Distribution of the PDF newsletter is permitted by posting to your school website, emailing as attachments to the parents, sending via Facebook or other online platform of your choice, and/or photocopying.
Newsletters posted to your website must be removed at the end of the school year at the latest (June 31). The same deadline applies if you are copying and distributing. You may also include specific articles from our newsletters in your school’s newsletter as long as you note that the material is copyrighted material of Resources for Educators, a division of CCH Incorporated.
The newsletters are copyrighted materials of CCH Incorporated and its licensors, all rights reserved. Except for the authorized use set forth above, you may not copy, modify, or distribute the newsletters, or edit the PDF versions, without the express written consent of the Resources for Educators division of CCH Incorporated. Any unauthorized use may violate applicable copyright laws.
If you have any questions, please contact Resources for Educators at 800-394-5052.
Why am I getting an invoice for sales tax?
Most schools are tax exempt, but many states require us to have a valid tax exempt certificate on file. (And some states actually do require schools to pay sales tax.) If you’ve gotten an invoice that includes sales tax and would like it removed, please send us a copy of your tax exempt certificate. Please include your invoice number or customer number so we can be sure to get the tax removed from your account.
Fax it to 540-636-4045 or email it to email@example.com.