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April 12, 2016

L.A., Detroit Aim to Create Common Enrollment Systems, but not for Everyone

The Los Angeles and Detroit school districts both plan to simplify the way parents apply to school-choice options within their districts.

February 24, 2016

At Charter School Network Rocketship, Parents Help Hire Teachers

Rocketship Education allows parents to participate in the interviews and hiring process of new teachers at the chain's charter schools.

February 04, 2016

Denver Gets High Marks for School Choice in Brookings Report

Denver is the first large school district to receive an A grade from the Brookings Institution's annual Education Choice and Competition Index.

July 21, 2015

Home-Schooling Oversight Policies Vary Greatly From State to State, Report Says

Regulations for home schoolers vary widely across the country, according to a report from the Education Commission of the States.

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.

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