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Back-to-school season means it's time for parents to go to bat for their kids if they're not getting the help they need in the classroom. (Getty Images)
POLISHING THE APPLE
BY SHERYL NANCE-NASH
As another school year is about to begin, no doubt you’re happier about it than your
You’re relieved. They’ll be positively engaged getting their education. But don’t get
too relaxed, for there may be work in store for you. Sometimes, what goes on in
those hallways requires your attention. For a variety of reasons, parents may find
themselves advocating for their children. That’s a test you can’t afford to fail. Your
child’s education is at stake.
Here’s how to be an effective advocate for your child.
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PARENTING PETS THE A LIST
FAMILY & EDUCATION
HOW TO ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD IN SCHOOL