New Report Details State Testing Opt-Out Laws, Policies

Most state laws and policies offer little clarity for parents regarding their opt-out rights, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.


National PTA Taps New Executive Director

The association selects the chief executive officer of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships as its new executive director.


Local Board Rejects 'Parent Trigger' Petition at California School

The Anaheim City School Board says parent-trigger advocates must collect more signatures to transform a low-performing elementary school into a charter.


Some N.Y.C. Council Members Want Testing Opt-Out Information for Parents

Two New York City council members say the city's Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities should include guidance for parents on opting children out of state tests.


National PTA Urges Families to Forge School Partnerships to Support Students

During its annual Take Your Family to School Week initiative, the National PTA is promoting the importance of family-engagement efforts to support student success.


West Virginia Bill Would Add Parent Members to State Board of Education

West Virginia's governor may have to appoint parents of public school students to the state's Board of Education under legislation being considered by lawmakers.


N.Y.C. School System Wants More Parents to Run for Education Councils

New York City's Department of Education is hoping to attract a more diverse group of parents to serve on its education councils.


Online Videos Aim to Help Parents Make Sense of Common Core

A new series of videos aims to provide parents with a simple guide to determine whether their children have mastered concepts linked to the Common Core State Standards.


California to Charter Schools: Parent Volunteering Requirements Are Illegal

California's state education department has released an advisory in reaction to a recent report that found many California charter schools had parent work quotas.


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.


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