A friend of mine met her daughter's teacher for the first time a few months before school started -- at Walmart. In the check out line, she learned about reading resources that could have helped her daughter had she known about them earlier in the year. She has vowed to meet her daughter's teacher this year within the first few months of school.
Regardless of what grade your child is in, "contact your child's teacher or schedule a conference early in the school year to establish an open line of communication," says Joan O'Brien, a middle school math teacher in Davie, Florida.
In today's Miami Herald column, I asked additional teachers for their best advice for how working parents struggling with work life balance can stay involved in their child's education.