Professional development programs can be one way to improve how parents and teachers communicate, according to a study by researchers at the University of Missouri.
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A new study found that students who received teacher home visits did better on state tests and had better attendance records than students whose homes were not visited.
November 17, 2016
Teachers and parents need to work on communication with one another, two recent studies suggest, and that may be especially true when immigrant students or students of color are involved.
May 27, 2015
A new study by researchers at Harvard and Brown University finds that regular personalized communications from teachers to parents can in fact have a sizable impact on students' chances for success in their classes.
March 06, 2015
A N.Y. elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework, but some parents are resisting the changes.
December 12, 2014
An AskReddit post has gotten some interesting responses with the question, "Teachers of Reddit, what was the strangest encounter you've had with a student's parents?"
November 19, 2014
A new study shows that teachers with negative parental interactions are more likely to have such experiences. How can teachers deal with parental harassment?
August 06, 2014
Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.
October 17, 2013
In a disconcerting New York magazine article, Lisa Miller asks whether it's possible to be both ethical and a parent—and comes to the disturbing conclusion that it very well may not be. She begins by asking readers to imagine a scenario in which they just discovered their 4th grader has lic...
September 18, 2013
In an amusing yet possibly telling article in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick describes the "inexorable decline of the American parent"--using her own failure to comprehend, well, much of anything while at back-to-school night for her son as her primary example.