Q: My job prevents me from spending time in my 7-year-old's classroom. How else can I stay involved in his education?
A: No matter how little time you have, there's always something you can do to strengthen the home/ school connection, according to Pat Dingsdale, former chair of the commission on education for the National PTA, based in Chicago. And it's worth the effort: Studies show that kids with involved parents do best in school.
Here are some ideas for busy parents from the National PTA:
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