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Emphasizing the Importance of Parent Engagement
Emphasizing the importance of parent engagement

When Sokhem arrived to take the SAT, he was 15 minutes late.1 The public transportation that he normally took to school during the week ran on a different schedule on the weekend. When he arrived at 8:15, the monitor would not let him in. She told Sokhem that the testing had begun at 8:00 and the door was closed. He almost broke down in tears as she shut the door, refusing him entry. He returned to the bus stop and waited for over an hour for the bus to return him to his house. When he finally arrived home and told his mother what happened, he cried, “Now, I will never go to college!”

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