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Parent-teacher conference season is coming up soon! These dialogues are opportunities for families, schools, and communities to take on the shared responsibility for children’s learning and academic success. Think of the first of these conversations with families as a starting point for ongoing, constructive dialogues that you’ll have with them about their child’s progress throughout the year.

How can you create effective relationships and have productive conversations with a diverse set of families this year? Principal leadership and thoughtful preparation on the part of teachers are crucial to the success of these conferences. To support continuous and meaningful conversations about each student’s progress during conference season and beyond, we’ve created a list of five of our resources that we hope you will find helpful.

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