A parent coordinator advises parents to temper their expectations for the upcoming parent-teacher conferences. Read her top six tips to make the most of the meetings.
Parents and guardians of elementary school students have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher on Tuesday; for middle schools, parent-teacher conferences are on Wednesday. While teachers are preparing, here are some resources that parents and guardians can use to make the most of their conference.
A nonprofit program, Turnaround for Children, is focusing on students’ psychological and emotional well-being. In doing so, it “occupies a middle ground between the educators and politicians who believe schools should be more like community centers, and the education-reform movement, with its no-excuses mantra,” The Times reports on Tuesday.
Parents will come to a parent-teacher meeting if they believe teachers have gone the extra mile for their children, a teacher says. At the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science in the Bronx, where teachers make home visits, about 90 percent of parents come to meetings.
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