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Parent Involvement

[Parent Tips] Create a Literacy-Rich Home

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Sarah Cornelius

It’s no secret that strong reading skills are closely tied to success in the classroom and beyond.

Parent’s Guide to Special Education and the IEP Process

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Sarah Cornelius

Whether your child has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in place for multiple years or you are just preparing for your first IEP meeting, the process can be intimidating.

A Teacher’s Perspective: How Parents Can Help

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Scott Sterling

Education is a team effort, and a child’s chances of success are greatly improved when teachers and parents work together effectively.

5 Ways Parents Can Support STEM Learning

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Sarah Cornelius

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are an increasingly important part of K-12 curriculum. How can you help encourage (or spark) an interest in these fields with your child? Take a look at these five simple tips to engage your child in STEM learning outside of the classroom.

10 Homework Tips for Parents

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Sarah Cornelius

We've put together 10 simple strategies to help make nightly homework a painless event in your household for everyone involved and ensure that your student gets all of the academic benefits it is intended to provide.

7 Back-to-School Tips for Parents

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Sarah Cornelius

Back-to-school is just as busy for parents as it is for students! We've put together 7 tips to help parents and other caregivers stay organized and make their child's transition into the new school year a smooth one.

5 Questions All Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Educators

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Sarah Cornelius

Parents and caregivers play an essential role in every child’s education. Use the following questions as a guide to begin a conversation with your child's educators, and make sure that you are supporting their education in the most effective manner possible.

[10 Classroom Tips] Increase Parent Involvement

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Winnie O'Leary

Parent involvement is cited over and over as a critical ingredient to student success, and, by extension, the success of schools. Educators know this, but how can they encourage parents to become more involved?

Using Technology for Better Parent Engagement

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Scott Sterling

Teachers enter every school year promising to make parental engagement a top priority. Then, sometime between having a stack of papers to grade and lesson plans to submit, a lot of us fall back into the routine of only talking to parents when something goes wrong, just as it’s been since the beginning of professional education.

Preparing Your Parents for the Common Core

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Scott Sterling

As a teacher, you’ve had a few years to prepare for the new Common Core standards. Your superiors have had a little longer than that.

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