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What parents don't know about school violence

By law, schools are required to report violent incidents and states are required to make that information public. Few states are following this mandate.

What Makes a Great Superintendent?

What does it take to be a great leader of a school district? The superintendent must wear many hats but always keep the focus clear.

How to find family volunteer opportunities

Taking time to help others this holiday season can teach children how to contribute to their communities and give families valuable time together.

How One Mom Helped Get Others Involved

Getting Involved: Tanyit Arellanos organized volunteers to help supervise students and encouraged Latino parents to become involved at school.

What to do when there is a problem with the principal

Learn what the signs are of a poor principal and what you as a parent can do.

How One Mom Brought the PTA to Life

Getting Involved: Teresa Maxwell rejuvenated her school's PTA and recruited other parents to join.

Bright ideas from our readers: One-hour volunteer ideas

GreatSchools readers share their tips for helping schools in just one hour.

10 Tips for Classroom Volunteers

Let our tips help make volunteering easy and productive.

Parent involvement primer

If you'd like to get involved at your child's school but aren't sure where to start, you've come to the right place.

From Our Readers: Getting Working Parents Involved

Working parents tell how they get involved and offer suggestions so that schools and parent groups can help them stay involved.