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February 24, 2017

Improving Parent-Teacher Relationships Can Help Students Succeed, Study Finds

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.

January 06, 2017

Missouri Teachers See Student Academic Gains After Making Home Visits

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

Teacher-Parent Communication Needs to Improve, Studies Say

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

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.

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