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Getting More Involved In Your Kids’ Life

When the students in Monica Jones’s seventh-grade classes at Shaw Junior High School in Washington, DC, received among the highest achievement scores in the city, she got a call from the schools’ deputy superintendent. He wanted to know the secret of her success.

“I told him it was the involvement of parents,” she says. “I could have taken credit, I suppose. I could have told him about my lesson plans, how often we go to the library, how I have them write essays, or even how the students inspire me. But really, I know in my heart, if I did not have the support of the parents, my students would not do