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No Parent Left Behind: Parental Involvement in Education


Kids whose parents take an active role in their child's education do better in school. But navigating the parent-teacher relationship can be tricky for both sides, in an era of helicopter parents on one hand and vast economic inequality on the other. This hour we'll talk about who should be involved in the education equation, and how to help students succeed.


  • Lisa Riegel, author and Exec. Dir. Educational Partnerships Institute
  • Karen Hopper, Director of Student Support Services, Columbus City Schools
  • Terri Hickey, PTA President at Central Crossing High School; President of Southwestern Council of PTAs