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June 12, 2014

Delaware Bill Would Create School Choice Savings Accounts

Low-income Delaware parents could use state money to pay for their children's private school tuition and tutoring programs under a bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

July 29, 2013

School Born of California Parent-Trigger Law Opens Its Doors

The Desert Trails Preparatory Academy, in Adelanto, Calif., was created after a petition drive by parents and major political and legal fight.

December 28, 2012

Tumultuous Year in School Choice Signals Changes Ahead in K-12

In 2012, states approved broad policy changes to expand charters and private school vouchers, even as those school models came under criticism and scrutiny.

November 16, 2012

School Board in 'Parent Trigger' Fight Could Face Shakeup

A pair of incumbents on the Adelanto, Calif., school board, which is at the center of a "parent trigger" battle, are on the verge of losing their seats.

October 03, 2012

Organization Questions Michigan Parent-Trigger Proposal

The organization Parent Revolution raises concerns about a Michigan "parent trigger" proposal that it says would allow for-profit operators of charter schools.

July 31, 2012

Education Advocacy Groups Seek to Engage, Tap Power of Parents

Increasing school choice, by itself, does not necessarily promote parent activism, so much as what parents experience after their children enroll in a new school, argues Andrew Kelly, author of one of a pair of papers on parent engagement, released by the American Enterprise Institute.

July 25, 2012

'Parent Trigger' Goes to the Big Screen

"Won't Back Down," slated for release this fall, is a fictional story of parents pushing for major changes at a struggling Pittsburgh, Pa., school, an effort that mirrors attempts to use "parent-trigger" policies in California and elsewhere.

July 02, 2012

Judge Blocks North Carolina Virtual School

A proposal to open a statewide virtual charter school in North Carolina has been rejected by a Wake County judge, who said the plan did not get the necesssary approval from the state board of education.

June 11, 2012

Michigan Bill Would Let Parents, Teachers Decide on 'Conversion' Schools

A Michigan proposal, which has cleared the state's Senate, would allow low-perfoming schools to be become "conversion schools," if they're in the bottom 5 percent of academic performance.

May 25, 2012

Upcoming EdWeek Webinar: Parent Engagement

Join Education Week for a webinar on parent engagement in schools on June 21st, at 2 p.m. A pair of leading researchers on the topic will offer their thoughts, then take questions from the audience.


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