In the wake of Littleton, schools are searching for new ways to help parents stay in touch with how their children are doing in school. Technology-savvy teachers and other school leaders are turning to the internet with increasing success.

Using identification numbers and passwords to safeguard privacy, teachers are showcasing student work and posting information about course syllabuses, homework assignments, progress reports, quizzes, standardized test scores, final exams, and grades. And today's time-pressed parents love it.

"I think the web has become a popular avenue for communicating with parents," says Jeff Arnett, APR, director of communications for the Rockwood School District in


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