in touch with the school.
Parents cannot afford to wait for schools to tell them how children
are doing. Families who stay informed about their childrens progress
at school have higher-achieving children. To keep informed, parents
can visit the school or talk with teachers on the telephone. Get
to know the names of your childrens teachers, principals, and counselors.
Parents can also work with schools to develop new ways to get more
involved. Families can establish a homework hotline, volunteer on
school planning and decision-making committees, help create family
resource centers, serve as mentors, and even help patrol school
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