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FINE Newsletter, Volume I, Issue 1
Issue Topic: Home–School Communication

Tips & Tools From Harvard Family Research Project

October 6, 2010: UPDATED VERSIONS OF THESE TIP SHEETS, INCLUDING A SPANISH TRANSLATION, ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MOST RECENT VERSIONS.

These tip sheets from Harvard Family Research Project are designed to support educators and families in conducting productive, successful parent-teacher conferences.

Parent–teacher conferences are an important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement in children's education. These three tip sheets—for principals, teachers, and parents—can help ensure that conferences achieve their maximum potential.

Designed to be used as a set, the tip sheets combine consistent information with targeted suggestions, so that parents and educators enter conferences with shared expectations and increased ability to work together to improve children's educational outcomes.

This article is part of the January 2009 FINE Newsletter. The FINE Newsletter shares the newest and best family involvement research and resources from Harvard Family Research Project and other field leaders. To access the FINE Newsletter Archive, visit www.hfrp.org/FINENewsletter.

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