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Advancement during the school year

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From: ---
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: Apr 16, 1998 at 12:39:26
Subject: Advancement during the school year

I want to ask my child's teacher to help  him get on track. He changed to a faster 
math class midway through the school year.  I was not provided the work previously 
done by the class he moved into. He has not been tutored. I feel he has too steep 
a gradient because he was not in the class all year long. I would like for him to 
get caught up so he will be successful in his new class. I plan to meet with his
teacher and would like to make requests but I don't know what all to ask so that 
the final grading period would be better than the previous one. I wanted this move 
to an advanced class to be a smooth transition. Can you help or direct me to who 

Unfortunately, we (my child and myself) have had communication problems with his 
teacher in the past and most recently, she refused to tell me what assignments my 
child was missing. I had to go to the principal and request that he get it from 
the teacher. I am concerned that my child is experiencing the same struggle for 
information in the classroom. What can I do?

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