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Parent Involvement

Why All Parents Need to Advocate for Their Child in the Classroom

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Hugh O'Donovan

Every child's education is more successful when there is respectful collaboration, active communication, and true partnership between teachers in the classroom and parents at home.

5 Parent Tips to Keep Children Engaged at the End of the School Year

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Sarah Cornelius

For parents, these last few weeks before summer can feel like a marathon, attempting to keep your children from completely checking out from the classroom mentally. Here are five ideas to keep kids engaged through the end of the school year.

[Parent Tips] 5 Skill Sets to Focus on for Kindergarten Readiness

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Lisa Bliss

Too many students are arriving to school unprepared for the academic and social experience of kindergarten. What can parents do to make sure that their child enters the classroom primed for learning? Here’s a list of five teacher-approved areas that parents can focus on to make sure that their preschooler is kindergarten-ready.

Paying for College: 5 Tips for Parents to Navigate the FAFSA

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Sarah Cornelius

The best place to start the hunt for college financial aid is filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Here are five tips to help you understand the process and make the most of your application.

[Parent Tips] Building Your Children’s Confidence in STEM Skills

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Elaine Ho

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are critical to students' success beyond the classroom. Here's five ways parents can make sure kids are building and gaining confidence in these skills at home.

5 Things Parents Need to Know About ESSA

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Sarah Cornelius

The Every Student Succeeds Act is the new law of the land regarding K-12 education. Here's how it will impact parents and children.

Paying for College: 10 Tips to Help Parents Plan Ahead

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Sarah Cornelius

College education is certainly valuable, but it’s not necessarily a value.

Building Lifelong Learners: 5 Ideas to Encourage Your Child’s Sense of Curiosity

by
Elaine Ho

A sense of curiosity makes learning a more rewarding experience - make it a priority to cultivate that curiosity in your child with these five tips for parents!

[CTE Month] What Parents Need to Know About Career and Technical Education

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Sarah Cornelius

Career and technical education is making a big difference in student outcomes both inside the classroom and in the working world. Here are six things parents should know!

[Parent Tips] Project-Based Learning at Home

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Elaine Ho

Project-based learning is a great approach to help children actively explore their interests; tackle real-world problems and challenges; and build valuable critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

How Teachers Can Introduce and Implement Academic Parent-Teacher Teams in the Classroom

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McKenna Wierman

The Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT) model isn’t just the latest trend in classrooms across the country; it’s a great way to refresh the traditional parent-teacher conference in a way that’s productive and beneficial for you, your students, and their caregivers.

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