Most New Jersey Parents Say Testing Too Taxing, Poll Finds

A new poll find that the majority of New Jersey parents believe they should have the right to opt their children out of state standardized testing.


Mississippi Parents Could Receive Money, Vouchers For Special Needs Students

Two competing pieces of legislation in Mississippi could funnel funds into the hands of parents to help educate children with special needs.


Oklahoma PTA Encourages Parents to Opt Students Out of State Writing Tests

The Oklahoma PTA is urging parents to refuse to allow their children to take the state's writing assessments in February.


New York City Parents Seek Action to Improve Failing Schools

More than 75,000 people signed a petition penned by a New York City mother frustrated that thousands of children attend chronically underperforming public schools.


Parents, Educators, Anti-Testing Critics Attend 'Opt-Out' Conference

Critics of high-stakes standardized testing are gathering for a national conference this weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Potential Parent-Trigger School in California Takes Next Step

Parents will submit petitions to district officials Wednesday that would clear the way for them to transform their children's low-performing Anaheim school into a charter.


New Jersey Parents, Teachers Criticize State Testing

New Jersey parents, teachers and students criticize PARCC testing during a recent State Board of Education meeting.


Legislation Could Clear the Way for Charter Schools in Kentucky

Low-performing school districts in Kentucky will be the target of a charter school pilot program under proposed legislation being penned by state lawmakers this year.


Probe Sought in Allegations of Harassment at Potential Parent-Trigger School

Parent-trigger law co-author Gloria Romero alleges that Anaheim, Calif., parents are being harassed in their bid to transform their low-performing school into a charter.


Fla. Judge Dismisses One of Two Challenges to State School Choice Program

Challengers backed by the state's teachers' union argued that the new law, which loosens eligibility requirements for the state's tax-credit scholarship program, was unconstitutional.


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