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Parent Teacher Relationships

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.