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Trend Watch: Budget Cuts Mean Loss of Bilingual-Parent Liaisons

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With budget cuts, the Prince George's County school system in Maryland is laying off some of its bilingual-parent liaisons, according to a story published in the Washington Post today. The article says that in 2006, Prince George's officials made sure that each of the county's 200 schools had a liaison in an effort to boost parental involvement. (Hat tip to This Week in Education.)

I've met parent liaisons in various schools across the country, and I've observed that they can play an important role in helping immigrant parents understand and navigate school systems.

Are any other school systems finding, too, that they are losing parent liaisons with budget cuts?

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I work in a school district, If parents are in need of help I think they need to pay to go to school and learn english, like every on elses. The cuts that are being done to education I feel are fair. Americia kids and adults have to pay to continue or to enhance their education. It is time america be fair to every and hole every cacountable equaly and consisdent.

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