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Answering Obama's call?

Parents as the nation's education stimulus package

How One Mom Helped a Struggling Library

Getting Involved: Carolyn Gencarella rejuvenated her school's library and found volunteers to assist teachers with their classes in the library.

Making the most of larger class sizes

With budget cuts looming, class sizes are bound to be bigger. Here's what to do to make sure your child succeeds in a large class.

The role of the PTA

The PTA is a powerful organization affiliated with many schools across the country. Here's how you can join the club.

Online resources for parental involvement

Parent involvement can have a powerful impact. Learn how to connect with groups that promote parent involvement in schools.

25 ways to catch and keep volunteers

Is your parent group looking for new volunteers? Here are tips to lure them in, keep them happy, and avoid the pitfalls that will keep them from coming back.

Parents versus the budget

Forget about chanting, "The people united ..." These four parent groups are fighting to save education funding using snow, social media, and serious lobbying.

Making the most of teacher meetings

How to have a successful parent-teacher conference.

Working with the teacher

Three ways to help keep your child on track at school.

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.