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April 26, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give

How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.

November 16, 2014

Learning the Parent-Teacher-Conference Dance: Study Finds Steps to Avoid Conflict

Teachers and parents trade the lead in praise and criticism in conferences, finds a new study.

April 08, 2013

Conn. Bill Would Assure Parents Leave for School Activities

A Connecticut bill allowing parents to take up to 20 hours of parental leave from their employers to attend their children's school-related activities is under consideration.

August 03, 2012

Louisiana: Boards Can Penalize Parents for Failure to Participate

A Louisiana law that went into effect on Aug. 1 empowers school districts to take punitive action against parents who fail three times to show up for a teacher-requested parent-teacher conference, either in person or over the phone.

March 21, 2012

Parent-Teacher Conferences: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

She was so mad that her face was red, eyes tearing, and imaginary puffs of smoke were coming out of her ears. She didn't have an appointment with me, but there she was. In my classroom. Screaming. In my face. Why did you fail my child? I tried to explain. Why did you fail my child! After unsucces...


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