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Articles for Teachers and Parents:

Home-to-School Connections

Educating a child is a partnership between home and school, and that connection must remain clear and strong to monitor progress and take action when there are problems. RIF offers advice from a variety of experts on maintaining those vital pathways of information regarding schoolwork, homework and volunteerism. And to make sure you’re covered, there’s "44 Proven Ideas Parents Can Use to Help Their Children Do Better in School." Want a sample?

#8: Want your children to be good readers? Let them see you read.

#15: Let kids overhear you praising them to others.

#23: Visit your child's school in a time of peace before major problems develop.

This section also features "How Do I Know a Good Early Reading Program When I See One?"—an article written by former First Lady Laura Bush, an educator and librarian.

Home-to-School Connections