Washington State Supreme Court Justices Hear Charter-School Case Arguments

The legal battler over Washington's charter school law focuses on whether public school dollars can be used to pay for charters.


Pennsylvania Bill Would Eliminate Superintendent Review of Home Schooling

Pennsylvania superintendents would no longer be required to evaluate homeschoolers' education portfolios under a law approved by lawmakers.


Protestors Criticize New York District's Parent-Engagement Efforts

After a few troubling incidents involving parents, a local group wants the Rochester City School District to revisit its family-outreach efforts.


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.


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