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In the September 2016 issue of Education Update from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the article Parent-Teacher Conferences: Outdated or Underutilized? considers how school administrators and teachers can improve upon the traditional parent-teacher conference. Harvard Family Research Project’s M. Elena Lopez and Margaret Caspe recommend the following strategies for strengthening interactions between families and educators:
In addition, the article highlights schools that are thinking creatively to increase attendance at parent-teacher conferences and to build teachers’ capacity around family engagement.
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