A New Model for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina visits a middle school classroom at J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget  in Park Slope.

Tonight starts the first of four scheduled parent-teacher conferences for the school year, up two from last year. Carmen Fariña, New York City schools chancellor explains why the expansion was a priority for her and offers advice on making the most of the time, including this week's introductory session. Nick Lawrence, 8th grade social studies teacher at the East Bronx Academy for the Future offers a teacher's perspective.