Parent-teacher conferences are a precious opportunity for teachers and caregivers to check in, but for working families, they can also be a hassle. This year, most conferences have shifted to Zoom, adding valuable flexibility for busy parents and teachers alike. Unlike most of the changes wrought by COVID-19, we hope this one isn't going away.
Ideas Posts by David Keeling
School closures are painful—but they're sometimes unavoidable. What if there were a better way to approach to process?
Our Boston Executive Director brings experience in teaching, operations, and...gymnastics!
The entire process of communicating the progress of individual students to their families is a mess.
Taking a few basic steps now can help schools meet the new law's requirements and ensure families are getting the information they need.
Clear information empowers families, and not everyone believes that’s a good thing.
States could do more to try to present a holistic picture of each school that keeps the focus on academic performance but gives families insight into other key dimensions of school quality as well.
There’s a strong case to be made that helping families with schools benefits employers as much as employees.