Want to Change Your Child's Classroom? Talk to the Teacher First

Your child might not like the teacher as much s the other kids, but is it time to move her to another classroom? Credit: Getty Images
"I don't want to be in this teacher's class this year." "I like my teacher from last year better -- why can't I ...

Missed Parent-Teacher Conferences Could Mean Jail Time for Parents

DETROIT (AP) _ The night Demarco Harris shot and killed a woman during a robbery on a Detroit street, his parents told police knocking on their door at 2 a.m. they didn't know where their 12-year-old was. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said ...

Parent Teacher Conferences

The latest approach to parent-teacher conferences is to add a whole new element: the student. Many schools are requiring the child being discussed join his or her parents during bi-annual progress reports. Studies have shown parents are more likely...

Parent-teacher conferences: a teacher's perspective

One of my friends is a teacher, and I can always tell when it is parent-teacher conference time. Her mood changes, and not for the better. Because my perspective is that of a parent, I asked her a few questions last week to find out what some teacher...

Different schools with different schedules make for a harried mom

All three of my children attend different schools. My oldest son is in a small, private Waldorf school. My daughter attends a public, Montessori charter school and my toddler is at a private Montessori preschool. None of the schools operate on the sa...


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