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80% of NYC parents report their kids get B’s or better.

Yet, only half of students are at grade level.


Here are 3 actions to take before the school year ends.

Ask if your child is on grade level

Even if your school doesn’t have spring conferences, reach out to your child’s teacher. Check out this simple tool to help get the most out of your end-of-year conversation.


Teachers say the #1 way to know how your child is progressing is to be in regular contact with the teacher (not relying on report card grades).

Be in the know about your child’s learning​

Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher About Reading and Math, and how to help at home. 

One in five kids in the U.S. has a learning and thinking difference.  


You don’t have to be a math or reading expert to advocate for your child. Help them thrive by knowing what and how they're learning in school.

Connect to summer programs

Find free NYC summer programs and more using this search tool from Inside Schools.

Find summer learning opportunities like tutoring, camps and more–based on your child’s needs and interests.


Use this letter to introduce your child to summer program leaders so they can be the most helpful.

Check out one family’s story about the importance of going beyond grades.

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Did you Know?

Almost 9 in 10 parents think their kids are at or above grade level.* Yet, only half of students started the school year on grade level.**

*B-flation: How Good Grades Can Sideline Parents, Gallup 2023
**School Pulse Panel 2022-2023, Institute of Education Sciences (IES)