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November 16, 2010

Obese Students Get Letters Home

Schools in Flagstaff, Ariz. are sending letters to parents of overweight students, urging lifestyle changes.

November 04, 2010

Teachers Strike Tough on Parents

Frustrated about class cancellations that could last up to six more weeks, some parents in Bethel Park, Pa., dressed up like "teachers on strike" for Halloween.

October 04, 2010

Should Teachers Be On Call?

Ms. Cornelius objects strongly to the idea that dedicated teachers need to provide their cell phone numbers to parents: I will work my butt off for you during the school day and for an hour thereafter. I am available every day after school and I have a class website. But when I do leave school, I ...

August 18, 2010

Supplies and Demand

In tough economic times, schools are asking students to come to class prepared with more than just pencils, paper, and binders.

June 14, 2010

Parent Engagement 'Emergency'

A prosecutor in Wayne County, Michigan, which includes the city of Detroit, is pressing for jail time or fines for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences.

May 20, 2010

Bringing Kids to Togetherville

A new social network called "Togetherville" aims to be the web-safe version of Facebook for students ages 10 and under.

May 17, 2010

Parents Chip In for Teacher Jobs

Parents from a California school district raised $2 million in two months to save the teaching jobs of over 100 teachers who received pink slips in March.

May 04, 2010

Stop Blaming the Parents

Renee Moore thinks recent murmerings from teachers about blaming parents or holding them more accountable for students academic performance are ill-advised.

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