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January 17, 2019

3 Things Teachers Should Know About the Remind App, Verizon Dispute

Verizon said it offered Remind a deal that would allow the company to keep sending free text messages to K-12 institutions and families, but Remind says it hasn't received an agreement in writing.

November 01, 2018

Are Parents OK With Talking About Race in the Classroom? Teachers Are Unsure

In a new study, most teachers said they thought race should be discussed in the classroom, but that they didn't know whether parents would be in favor of those conversations.

June 21, 2018

Teachers View Immigrant Parents as Less Involved. That Mindset May Be Hurting Students

Students whose teachers viewed their parents as less engaged in their schooling had lower grade point averages and were less likely to be recommended for advanced courses, according to a new study.

January 08, 2018

Can Visiting Students at Home Make Teachers Less Biased?

A study by RTI International and Johns Hopkins University found evidence that teachers' assumptions and biases about their students' families can change after visiting their homes.

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?"

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