Do Utah citizens care if we are last in per-pupil funding and below average in student achievement? This year could be the one we do something about it. Numerous studies show that parental involvement in each child's education is the best way to help students achieve.
In the summer of 1975 a group of teachers met for two days at an elementary school in Northern Utah to make plans around this question, "How can we make our school better?"
Near the end of the second day, after many ideas were explored, a fourth grade teacher raised this question, "What if we held a different kind of Back to School Night? Instead of meeting with parents as a group, and us telling them what they can do to help us, why don't we meet with each child's parents to find out what they want for their children?"
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