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10 Ways to Prepare for the End of the School Year

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End of School Year, failing student stressed about studying

Consider Retention vs. Advancement


You should know by now if your child's teachers are considering retention. Retention planning usually requires teachers to submit requests earlier in the year. Parents should be informed along each step in this process.

To stay or not to stay?
There's great controversy in the education and mental-health communities over retention, and research doesn't tend to support the practice. If your child is experiencing great academic difficulty, it may be due to an undiagnosed learning disability. Before deciding whether or not to retain your child, request a professional evaluation to rule out a learning disability.

Looking for more information? Learn more about retention vs. advancement and get advice from education experts.

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