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Educating is hard. Let parents help!

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The original opening for this blog post shared a real life scenario highlighting how hard educators' jobs are. The scenario happened just last week to a school counselor I know.  Before posting it I ...

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Lean Into Small Parent Turnout! Starting Where You Are With Parent Engagement

You may have heard of the book "Good is the Enemy of Great".  It is a wonderful book that outlines why we don't have great organizations because we're willing to settle for good - or good enough orga ...

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Parents Have Needs Too! Academics is Lower Than You Think

Earlier in my career – before kids – I worked with a few community organizing groups. One group was doing parent surveys – and I was shocked when a large scale survey What Matters Most to Parent ...

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7 Tips to Get Your Kids Talking In the First Days

We know the feeling.  You want to know about every minute of your children’s first days of school (What did you learn? What did you have for your lunch? Did you make friends? How is your teacher?). ...

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You’re Good! The Truth of First Days of School

First days of school.  On Facebook and Instagram they look like cute pictures of kids, impressive classrooms, and beautiful libraries. The reality is crying kids at drop off and buses running ...

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