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Parent Involvement

What Parents Need to Know About Student-Data Privacy

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Sarah Cornelius

Schools and their vendors have access to lots of student data. While this shouldn't be cause for endless worry, it is important for parents to be aware of what data on their child is being collected and shared, and what their rights over that data are.

Five Tips to Keep Your Child Learning Over the Holidays

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Ashlee Tatum-Eckley

How can you ensure your child stays engaged in learning over the busy holiday season? We've put together five ideas for parents to try at home!

Best Practices for Student-Led Conferences

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Scott Sterling

In an effort to promote student-centered learning and accountability, student-led conferences are becoming more and more common.

4 Things Parents Need to Know About Games, Learning, and Gamification

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Sarah Cornelius

There is a growing body of research to support the effectiveness of games and gamification in education. Here, we've put together four key things that parents should know about games and learning.

[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.

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