Parents spend the day at local high school learning with their children

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Chester Brown graduated high school in 1962.  55 years later he’s back in the classroom.

“It’s a whole new life. It’s a new life when I was going to school,” Brown said.

Brown returned to school to be with his grandson, Bryan. He wanted to see how his grandson spends his day at Central High School.

“It give me the better understanding of what goes on in the classroom, where he needs help at, where he’s gonna really advance, and what they’re doing.” he said.

Parents were given the opportunity to follow their children around and sit in their classrooms in honor of National Parent Involvement Day.

Latinda Dean, Academic Coach at Central, said the school encourages family members to stop by, so they know how their children are performing in the classroom.

“Although the students are high school age, they still need a lot of support and we really need that parent and family involvement and engagement,” Dean said.

Brown said education is very important to his family, so they will do whatever it takes to make sure his grandson is successful.

“I want him to know that we care. I want him to know that we care about him, for him, and that we’re here in his corner,” he said.

A grandfather spending his time at school with his grandson, learning with him, to make sure he gets the best education.

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