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How to reallly make a difference at your child's school

What's the best way to help out at your child's school? Here are time-honored tips on making a contribution of time and effort that really makes a difference.

How to build a new playground at your school

Is your school's play structure worn out, even dangerous. Here's a step-by-step guide for creating a play space so dazzling even the coolest fifth graders will come out and play.

Bright ideas from our readers: Fundraising for your school

From collecting cans to recycling old technology, our readers share their ideas for school fund-raisers.

How one mom helped improve student writing

Getting Involved: Karen Wiederholt started an afterschool writing workshop for kids who need extra help.

Get Involved at Your Preschool

Five ways to participate in your child's preschool program - and why you should.

Helping your child respect the teacher

The right way to talk to the teacher about a problem.

How to be your kid's biggest supporter

If at first you don't get what your child needs, ask, ask again!

How to get the help you need for your child

Problems at school do happen. Here's how to find solutions.

Check your child's backpack for news from the teacher

Your child's backpack contains important information from the teacher.

The best ways to communicate with your child's teacher

Need to reach the teacher? Find out the best way to get in touch.