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Parent Teacher Relationships

The Global Search for Education: Families, Schools and Communities

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The goal of the Shaping our Future by Leading Together: Families, Schools and Communities conference in Chicago on June 22 to 24 is to expose its participants to successful community engagement strategies.

Should Parents Be Charged For Their Children's Obesity?

Diana Grycan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

As a mother and grandmother, I have found that punishing rarely accomplishes what we want. I believe that this is true for all people, young and old.

To Our Kindergarten Teacher on the Last Day of School

Jenn Horton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jenn Horton

You encourage. You strengthen. You guide. Reading? Check. Writing? Check. Math and Marine Biology too? Check and check. But what happens beyond the books is where the real magic happens and allows for those checks to find their balance.

Parent-Teacher Conferences... What Should I Ask the Teacher?

Diana Grycan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

Leave your anxiety about your child's issues at home. The teacher is a person who knows your child very well, given the number of hours each week spent with him or her.

How Should I React to My Child's Report Card?

Diana Grycan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Diana Grycan

I always encourage parents not to show their children their report cards, but rather to discuss areas in which they would like to help them function better in the classroom. This is a great place for opening communication.

State, City At Odds On Parent-Teacher 'School Governance Council' Mandate

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. In a dispute that will determine whether New Haven must overhaul the way it engages paren...

The Crucial Role of Parental Involvement

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Bureaucratic systems often create barriers that prevent teachers from developing effective relationships and discourage parents from taking part in helping students develop their learning skills.