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May 27, 2015

Study: Teacher Outreach to Parents Has 'Under-Explored Potential' in Schools

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

N.Y. Elementary School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

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

Teachers Share Their Weirdest Parent Encounters

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

Study: Teachers May Need Training in How to Deal With Parent Harassment

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

These Teachers Visit Every Student Before School Starts

Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.

October 17, 2013

Do Parents Leave the Ethics to Teachers?

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

Are Teachers Lapsing Into Edu-Speak?

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.

September 16, 2013

When Teachers Are Bullied

Recent attacks on teachers by parents have raised concerns and prompted calls for greater urgency around the issue.

December 21, 2012

Report: Parents Likely to Volunteer in Schools

A new report looking at volunteering and civic engagement in the U.S. found that the most popular places for parents to volunteer were schools and other youth organizations.

December 21, 2012

How Much Does an 'A' Cost?

Almost half of parents pay kids at least $1 for getting an A," reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a July poll conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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