Families: First-Term Report

We're deep into the fall semester. So how's it going? And what can you do to help your children get the most out of their education? experiences for students and parents


How to transform report cards into useful learning

For many families, report cards are an occasion of dread and distress. But for the Greens in the suburbs of Baltimore, Md., they're an invitation to celebrate. Of course, that's partly because Erica, 12, and Monica, 16, usually bring home A's and B's. But it's also because their parents look beyond the grades. What's most important, says their mother Brenda, is that Monica and Erica "have learned as much as they can and have done the best job they're capable of doing." To honor their...

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