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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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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.
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