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Meredith Clark, upper right, a 1st grade teacher in Newnan, Ga., discusses her students’ academic skill levels during a parent-teacher meeting earlier this month at Ruth Hill Elementary School, one of the schools that is revamping the traditional back-to-school night.
—Ruth Hill Elementary

Parent-Teacher Conferences Get a Makeover

Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills. (September 29, 2015)

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Contrary to what Star Trek's Mr. Spock says, research suggests that emotion is not the enemy of reason: It may be a best friend to learning.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Encouraging students to draw not just on their own internal skills and experiences, but also assets from individuals and community is a key to successful "maker" education, research suggests.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Students as young as 1st grade are learning Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes, and bases as a way to build vocabulary skills.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act locks into law a $250 million grant program to support states as they develop preschool programs and directs money to state early-childhood literacy efforts.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
As big districts like New York and Chicago gear up to teach computer science, the coding lessons are already going full tilt in Avondale, Ariz., schools.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
A consolidation plan for Fayette County schools pushed by the state schools chief that aims to shutter dilapidated facilities and open a new one has proved divisive.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
The situation of former Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill puts a personal face on the issue of who is allowed to teach and where.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
A federal investigation of alleged corruption in Michigan's state-run school district may complicate Gov. Rick Snyder's turnaround plans for the city's school system.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
A Geneva-based philanthropy has invested more than $28 million in the past six years to help children, adolescents, and adults with learning impairments that haven't been formally diagnosed.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week

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