For Kids at Home, ‘a Small Intervention Makes a Big Difference’

Parents are more crucial than ever to their children’s education. Here are two programs, thousands of miles apart, that have helped get them involved.

If schools across the United States return to “normal” in January, the average student will have lost nearly seven months of learning. But the low-income students among them will have lost more than a year.

Parents must be part of the solution. But the yawning gap between rich and poor that existed even before the pandemic also affects parental involvement. The conventional wisdom in schools is that low-income parents don’t get involved. Now, they need to be super-involved. MORE

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