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Nancy Grasmick

Education's key resource: parents

Education's key resource: parents

In our country, the right to a public education is guaranteed to all students. Strong relationships must be forged between families and schools to ensure the success of learning for all. These relationships do not occur by accident but are intentional. There is a great responsibility on schools to reach out to parents, welcome them and invite them to share critical information and opinions through meaningful discussion. There is also a great responsibility on parents to become fully engaged in their child's learning.

For parents of very young children, their first formal venture into the education system might occur when choosing a child care center. When they see bright, shiny...