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Parents and the Schools

Educators and policymakers are working to improve elementary school science, but parents also can help. Here's how:
  1. Visit your child's elementary school and see what kind of science instruction is available. During your visit, look for clues as to whether science is valued.

  2. Ask questions about the science program at parent-teacher conferences or PTA meetings. Or set up an appointment with the school principal. This provides you with information about the science program and lets educators know you think science is important. Educators are more apt to teach subjects they know parents are interested in. Here are some things to find out:

  3. Take action.

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