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Dear Teacher . . .

It's parent-teacher conference time! In an open letter to her child's teacher, one parent shares her hopes for their upcoming meeting (start, please, by learning her name).

What makes a great teacher?

Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher.

Excellent school series: Multicultural Magnet School

How a small but feisty school in Bridgeport, CT is overcoming the achievement gap.

What the No Child Left Behind law means for your child

The No Child Left Behind law has brought sweeping changes to education across the nation. Here's what it means to your child.

What happens if you get a so-so teacher?

Take charge of your child's education by making the most of a less than ideal instructor.

What to do when grading seems unfair

What do you do when in one high school different teachers grade students differently? For example, a smart student with a strict teacher ends up getting a B while an average student with a lenient teacher ends up getting an A. What do you do...

Is My Middle-Schooler the Problem or Is It the Teacher?

I get constant reports that my middle-schooler is disruptive in class. My son complains about the teachers throwing him out of class even before he sits down and before the bell rings to begin class. I am always around him, his school and his friends...

My son's teacher doesn't give back his work

Our problem is that one of my son's teachers is terrible about posting his grades online. Actually, she is extremely slow at grading papers and projects at all. So, he can look at most of his grades online and know up to the day what...

How Should I Handle a Problem With the Teacher?

What should you do when you have a problem with your child's teacher and other parents also seem to have the same kinds of problems?

The science of great teaching

Now that researchers are studying the secrets of highly effective teaching, parents can use this knowledge to their children's advantage.

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