Partnering With Your Child’s School

Why It’s Important to Partner With Your Child’s Teacher

If your child has trouble in school, a good relationship with your child's teacher is key. Learn how…

State Academic Standards: What You Need to Know

Learn about state standards. Find out who sets state academic standards, how they differ from curric…

Social Thinking: What You Need to Know

Social Thinking is a teaching framework for kids who struggle with social skills issues. Learn about…

Conversation Starters to Use With Your Child’s Teachers

Use these conversation starters to talk to teachers about how your child is doing in school, teachin…

8 Steps to Take If Your Child Is Facing Disciplinary Action

Is your child facing suspension or expulsion? Find out what steps parents can take when children wit…

How Often Is Too Often to Contact My Child’s Teacher?

Parent-teacher communication is essential for kids with learning and attention issues. But how often…

Last-Minute SAT and ACT Prep Tips

Use this checklist to help your teen feel confident and prepared for the SAT or ACT. Get these last-…

5 Common Techniques for Helping Struggling Students

What techniques help struggling students? Here are five strategies, such as multisensory instruction…

8 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Standardized Tests

Standardized tests can be stressful. Here are eight ways to prepare your child for the big day, incl…

Conversation Starters to Use With Your Child’s Teachers

Use these conversation starters to talk to teachers about how your child is doing in school, teachin…

Questions to Ask About the School’s Reading Instruction

Learn about your child's reading program. Use this checklist of questions to find out how the school…

Kindergarten Readiness Tests: What You Need to Know

Many states now test kids who are getting ready to begin kindergarten. Here's why, and what this mea…

Can an IEP or 504 Plan Include Something About Getting Emotional Support at School?

Get expert advice on how an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan can address your chil…

How to Help Your Child Get Emotional Support at School

Learn how to help your child with a learning disability get emotional support at school. Understand …

My Child Just Got Expelled. What Happens to His 504 Plan?

What happens if your child with a 504 plan is expelled? The law spells out the steps the school must…

The Classroom Teacher Acts Like She’s Not Responsible for My Child. What Can I Do?

Learn about what you can do if the general education teacher is ignoring your child with an IEP. Rea…

10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

Parents are a child's most important advocates. Here are 10 tips on how to stand up for your child's…

My Child’s Teacher Seems to Ignore Her. What’s the Best Way to Handle That?

Do you suspect your child's teacher is ignoring your child at school? Our expert offers tips on what…

Should I Go Straight to the Principal to Get Services?

If your child needs help with learning and attention issues, it's best to follow the chain of comman…

School Discipline: The Rights of Students With IEPs and 504 Plans

If the school wants to suspend, expel or otherwise discipline a child with an IEP or 504 plan, it ha…

14 Questions to Ask at Your Parent-Teacher Conference

Unsure what to ask at your next parent-teacher conference? Here are 14 questions to ask the teacher …

Does My Child Need to Be Evaluated to Qualify for SAT Test Accommodations?

Learn about testing accommodations for the SAT and whether or not your child needs to be evaluated. …

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