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I never negotiated. I did inform the teacher in advance of a long absence. I also tried to have a pretty clear idea of what was expected in the curriculum, especially as regards math, because I didn't want the child to feel lost upon returning. It was never a problem. The teachers always appreciated the importance of family life (however that happens to ...


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Congratulations on your adventuresome family! It sounds like a wonderful opportunity for your daughter. This is eminently doable, and you'll have surprisingly little trouble carrying this out. The simplest way is what I'll describe first. (May vary by state) By law, every year every teacher must file official goals and objectives for the year on every ...


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While you may attempt a negotiation by stressing the educational value of the trip, you may need to withdraw your daughter from school and re-enroll her when you return. Schools in the US aren't generally very vacation-friendly, despite the educational value of the trip. This may not be an option, though, with a charter school, as you may lose your place. ...



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