New National Group Aims to Advance Family-School Engagement Efforts

Family, school, and community engagement practitioners and researchers say a new national organization will spearhead efforts to secure support and funding in the field.


Parent-Trigger Group Touts Student Academic Gains, Though Data Limited

A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.


Wisconsin Spent Millions on Vouchers to Disqualified Private Schools

Over the past decade, Wisconsin has spent around $139 million on school vouchers to private schools that were eventually kicked out of the state's program, according to a review by the Wisconsin State Journal


Survey Finds Parents Mixed on Schools, Teachers' Unions, Improvement Strategies

Most parents are satisfied with their community schools, but unsure on what path schools should take to improve, according to the results of a new national poll from Education Post.


Wyoming Attorney General Says Parents Can't Opt Children Out of Testing

Wyoming parents are not permitted to opt their children out of state assessments, according a ruling issued by the state's attorney general.


Report Finds D.C.'s Neediest Students Use School Vouchers at Lower Rates

A report of the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarship Program found that disadvantaged students were less likely to use vouchers and some scholarships went unused.


Urban Parents Say Common Core Helpful to Children, Survey Finds

A recent survey found that nearly half of K-12 parents in urban districts had a positive impression of the Common Core State Standards.


New Website Aims to Compare Ohio Charters, Districts for Parents

Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.


N.C. District Proposes New Volunteer Rules for Undocumented Parents

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school officials found a way to permit more undocumented parents to volunteer in limited roles.


New York City Parents Set to Rally for Quality Schools

An education advocacy group is holding a rally Thursday in New York City and mounting a multimedia campaign to press for more quality schools.


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