Published Online: February 24, 2015
Published in Print: February 25, 2015, as School Puts Students on Conference Hot Seat

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School Puts Students on Conference Hot Seat

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A school in central Illinois is taking a new approach to the dreaded parent-teacher conference by putting students on the hot seat.

At Dennis Elementary in Decatur, it's the students who do the talking, presenting parents with grades and progress reports in the presence of their teacher.

Fifth grade math teacher Jennifer Parks says one student in particular who had been goofing off in class made a big turnaround after having to answer directly to his parents.

Principal Matt Andrews says the idea is also to get students thinking about their weaknesses and how to improve.

Vol. 34, Issue 22, Page 5

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